- Los Angeles Unified School District
Bitsy's Adds Healthy Snacks to Grab & Go Meals for Students (05-13-20)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2020
CONTACT: Shannon Haber, (213) 393-1289
Bitsy's Adds Healthy Snacks to Grab & Go Meals for Students
Los Angeles Unified Has Provided More Than 18 Million Meals to Those in Need
LOS ANGELES – MAY 13, 2020 – Los Angeles Unified School District announced today that Bitsy's has donated 41,250 organic, single-serve snack packs that will be provided to students and families at its 63 Grab & Go Food Centers.
“The need is large and growing as the coronavirus impacts the families we serve, and our Grab & Go Food Centers are helping those in need,” Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We’re pleased to add healthy, organic snacks from Bitsy's to the menu.”
After closing schools due to the potential spread of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Unified has been working to help almost 700,000 students, about 80% of whom are from families living in poverty. To date, Los Angeles Unified has provided more than 18 million meals to students and families while schools have been closed.
“We are so excited to be working with Los Angeles Unified and donating product to those who need it most,” said Bitsy’s founders Gabrielle Union, Maggie Patton and Alex Buckley. “Right now, as we continue to push through this pandemic, supporting kids with healthy food and uplifting messaging is more immediate and critical than ever. Our mission has always been about giving back to the community, encouraging healthy eating habits and making our products accessible for all.”
Leading entertainment agency Creative Artists Agency provides pro bono services to Superintendent Beutner and Los Angeles Unified and helped to facilitate the donation from Bitsy's.
About Los Angeles Unified
Los Angeles Unified is the largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, with nearly 700,000 students. It has 1,386 schools, including traditional campuses, magnets, special education centers, early education centers, adult schools and independent charters. Serving more than 700 square miles, Los Angeles Unified encompasses most of the city of Los Angeles, along with all or portions of 26 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. English and 99 other languages are spoken by Los Angeles Unified students, making it one of the most diverse school districts in the United States.
We are a mom-owned company with a mighty mission: to give families a smarter, healthier way to snack. Our products are baked with organic veggies, lots of love, and inspiration in every bite. It’s our way of building a better world, bit by bit that's meant to be shared on (and off!) the playground.