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Helping the food insecure – Times-Herald

I write to you every Tuesday night for three hours with a parent group called the Parent Leadership Training Institute.

All the time I spent in Vallejo when I was young and later in adulthood, I was unable to have a positive impact on my community. Now, at the age of 32, I have found the support, tools, and resources to improve and identify my leadership skills. When I sit there every night from 5:30 to 8:30, I take this valuable information to create a community as well. I already see a big difference going on in my thinking going forward.

This makes me understand why I am writing to you now. I am currently building a community project called Snaxx Paxx Program Anonymous, which leads to the elimination of food insecurity in my community. My particular focus is on college-aged young people in high school. I started serving students in the Great Bay Area last February, and it has grown to other states. We now send out free care packages every month with community support and my family’s pocket money.

This social justice project is close to my heart because I am well known for being a college student who deals with housing and food security. So I decided that what I really needed to do was learn how to do it right.

First-generation students with a stable environment filled with food and friendly homes have a greater chance of graduating on time. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. The sad truth is that many first-generation students can easily end up with food insecurity and for the most part lack the ability to speak. We send care packages directly home. So far, we have shipped more than 100 free care packages to the United States, our next goal is to send them to 200 bay students.

All we need to do is identify those who need help and donate money or snacks. For more information on how to support our goal, go to linktr.ee/snaxxresource or check out our website at collegesnaxx.com.

In the community,

– Chinna Ford / Vallejo

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