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Students from Two Local Virtual Schools Volunteered to Package 52,488 Meals at Feed My Starving Children
By Alison Bailin - Monday Dec 18, 2023
Recently, more than 50 volunteers representing Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) and Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ) came together to pack life-saving meals at Feed My Starving Children in Mesa. AZVA and ISAZ students joined teachers, staff, parents, caregivers and others who packed nearly 245 boxes that contained 52,488 meals while also learning about the importance of nutrition and the need for it in nations around the world. Valued at more than $15,200, the total food packaged will provide 143 fellow children with a daily meal for an entire year.

Feed My Starving Children believes hope starts with food and is dedicated to seeing every child whole in both body and spirit. Volunteers handpick meals for Feed My Starving Children and send them to an incredible network of partner organizations that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. More than 90% of the total donations received are allocated directly to the production of meals and feed kids all over the globe.

“This is one of many impactful volunteer projects our virtual schools partner on annually,” said ISAZ & AZVA Career and Technical Education Administrator Dr. Erica Young-Jackson. “Over the past year alone, we have been proud to work with our students, their families and our faculty to support Feeding My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity Tucson and more.”

Both Arizona Virtual Academy and Insight Academy of Arizona are located in Glendale and serve children statewide.

About Arizona Virtual Academy
Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is an AdvancED-accredited, full-time online public charter school that serves Arizona students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Arizona public school system, AZVA is tuition-free and provides families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build skills for their future. For more information visit azva.k12.com.

About Insight Academy of Arizona
Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ) is an AdvancED-accredited, full-time online public school that serves Arizona students in grades 7-12. As part of the Arizona public school system, ISAZ is tuition-free and provides families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build skills for their future. For more information about ISAZ, visit insightaz.k12.com.

About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved. For more information about FMSC, visit https://www.fmsc.org.