Former student starts up makeshift food bank at Abbott Loop Elementary (KTUU)


By Samie Solina, Oct 18, 2019, for KTUU 

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A make-shift food bank lives in the office of Abbott Loop Elementary in Anchorage inside of the school’s family services coordinators office.

Abbott Loop Elementary is a Title I school, which means it has high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. These schools receive financial assistance to help their students meet goals.

Melinda Jarvis, a former student and now parent volunteer, knows what it’s like to struggle financially.

“I was there at one point,” Jarvis said. A single mom and not always having the resources you need or always having the ability to put food on the table.”

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