Thank You’s All Around
This morning, Children’s Action Alliance and Scottsdale Unified School District hosted nine legislative candidates at the Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center (ANLC) to talk about childhood hunger and its impact on health and learning. Several years ago, ANLC started the Healthy Packs program in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, Vista del Camino, and Concerned Citizens for Community Health.
Healthy Packs provides weekend food packs to students with little or no access to food when not in school. Many candidates were surprised to learn how many Scottsdale families struggle to provide healthy meals for their children. Along with representatives from Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema’s office, candidates from legislative districts 23, 24, and 28 attended the event including Lela Alston, Kate Brophy-McGee, Kelli Butler, Ken Clark, Adam Driggs, Bill Follette, Jay Lawrence, Eric Meyer and Paula Pennypacker
Candidates delivered the Healthy Packs to students, visited classrooms and saw the Community Gardens at ANLC. Thanks to all the candidates who came out to learn about this important issue!
CAA President and CEO Dana Wolfe Naimark was honored last night by the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) with the Spirit of the Child Award. Nearly 100 people came out to cheer Dana for her hard work and commitment to Arizona’s children and families. All of us at CAA want to thank ASCC staff Susan Jacobs and Dawn Henry, and ASCC Board members (especially Beth Swadener and Brenda Fleming!) for a lovely event and such kind recognition of Dana and Children’s Action Alliance.