"Here With You" Grab & Go Bags


Many school districts are distributing grab and go lunches to help meet the nutritional needs of children during this uncertain time. But what about their education, health and wellness needs? WITF's Transforming Health, in partnership with local school districts, Capital BlueCross and WellSpan Health launches Here With You Grab & Go Bags. This initiative will work with existing lunch distribution sites to connect to families that may lack home resources and Wi-Fi.

Transforming Health created one-time resource packs to be distributed at a school lunch pick up time. Participating schools are WITF's "Explore in the Classroom" partner schools (York City School District, Harrisburg City School District, Lancaster City School District) plus West Perry, Lebanon, Gettysburg and Chambersburg school districts. The bags feature education and health resources, printed materials, information and supplies. Each bag will provide plenty of fun learning materials for children to use over and over again throughout the summer as well as some one-time arts and crafts projects. Each pack includes activity suggestions for all the materials that focus on language and literacy, math, art expression, life science and health.

We will also include our PBS Kids schedule coordinated to learning areas for families to continue learning together.

We know children are eager to explore and learn more. Together we will make sure learning never stops.

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