The More for Students program at Wilson High School recently announced a total distribution of 32,200 meals to students in need during the 2020-21 school year.
More for Students is a Wilson employee contribution program with the Long Beach Education Foundation that invites staff members to donate monthly contributions in efforts to raise funds for Bruin students. The program supports students in need, including students identified as homeless.
During the 2020-21 year, the program also provided 100 Thanksgiving gift bags filled with essential food and hygiene items, plus 60 holiday gift bags with presents for the students and their families, $4,280 worth of gift cards for groceries and gas, and 350 senior celebration tickets that helped increase attendance by nearly 30%.
The program is run by Wilson committee members Ted Hollister, Amy Hollister, Doug Harris, Deidre Munson, Stephanie Bilvado, Debbie Bitonio and Lucas Clardy.