Low-income families from Palm and Kwis elementary schools in Hacienda Heights can receive a helping hand this Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Palm campus at 14740 E. Palm Ave.
The event is called FIESTA, Family Incentives Equals Students Taking Action. Families are asked to help their children reach a 98 percent attendance record for the school year.
Sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, the event is coordinated by New Horizons Caregivers Group and its Executive Director Cathy Jamieson.
More than 50,000 pounds of grocery products will be distributed, with each family receiving about $250 worth of groceries. The families qualify by having children on the Title I free breakfast and lunch programs.
More than 100 volunteers will assist in the distribution.Contributors include Heart of Compass Distribution, Kiwanis Club of La Puente Industry, Latin American Bible Institute, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District and its adult education campuses.
For more information about the nonprofit New Horizons Caregiver Group, visit www.nhcg.org.