Randall Just has been a school coordinator for the Kansas Food Banks’ Food4Kids weekend backpack program for three years. Through his work he makes sure that chronically hungry children, who attend ElDorado Middle School, receive food packets on Friday so they don’t have to go without food over the weekends. Randall loves seeing how proud the kids feel being able to bring food home to their families.
He also enjoys connecting with the students and hearing what is going on in their lives. “I was able to help one family make sure each of the children received a weekend pack because the young boy confided in me that his siblings were without food. I love being a part of a program that is a solution to hunger”
Funds granted by the Joy in Childhood Foundation have helped the Kansas Food Bank to distribute 17,958 packets of food to more than 6,800 children during the 2017-2018 school year.