La Cima is pleased to announce its support as a Table Sponsor for the 6th annual School Fuel “Fill the Tank” Banquet and Silent Auction, held May 14 in San Marcos.
The event serves as one of the organization’s largest fundraising occasions of the year, raising money to further its mission to provide the “fuel” for a better learning environment by removing the pangs of hunger among the students in classrooms. Over 75 percent of local school age children are on reduced or free meals at school. Most of them go home on the weekends to little or no food. Statistics show that children who struggle with hunger at home perform at lower levels in school during the week. School Fuel is currently serving 703 students who have a high-risk of little or no food at home. On average the cost is about $215 per student for the whole school year. Each sack consists of 2 meals and 4 snacks for each day of the weekend. School Fuel is solely operated by and accomplished with volunteers. Using volunteers keeps the operation costs low, which maximizes the number of children the organization is able to feed.