PHA THRIVE is a grassroots volunteer food security program by Prospect Hill Academy parents, staff, and friends. In addition to monthly community dinners and school food markets, the program operates a weekend snack bag program that provides one meal and snacks to students who do not have regular access to food during weekends and school breaks.
16.2 million children in America live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis, and therefore struggle with hunger at some time during the year. As a result, many children are coming to school too distracted by their empty stomachs to focus on doing well in school. Although this national statistic may seem overwhelming, there are small steps we can take in our local community.
PHA Thrive supports the following programs:
- THRIVE Weekend Snack Bags program: Open to all students PreK-12 (no eligibility requirements)
- THRIVE Welcome Wednesday Dinners: Monthly free community dinner for the whole community PreK-12- teachers, families, students, staff! Held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY EVERY MONTH from November- March at EC Cafeteria.
- THRIVE School Markets: Free mini "farmers market" for the whole community PreK-12 held on the THIRD TUESDAY EVERY MONTH from October- May in the Upper Elementary School Yard or Cafeteria Stage.