Cielo Vista Charter School of Palm Springs is pleased to announce its inaugural World Food Day held in collaboration with Well in the Desert, a nonprofit that provides local food assistance. The event is Friday, October 12 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on the Cielo Vista Charter School grounds at 650 South Paseo Dorotea in Palm Springs.
Open to the public, the event will feature games for children, a farmer’s market, a variety of dinner selections, raffle prizes and fun for the whole family. We are still accepting food donations from restaurants, and interested participants are encouraged to contact Rachel Ledoux (760) 534-8427. Cielo Vista Charter’s World Food Day is held in support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ World Food Day, which aims to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world.
There is no public entry fee to the event. However, those attending are asked to bring at least one canned food or non-perishable food item for donation. Food and children’s activities will be priced individually and will benefit Cielo Vista Charter School, Well in the Desert and FAO World Food Day.
“We’ve held this event in the past but not on this scale,” said Rachel Ledoux, event organizer and CVC grandparent. “This is the first time we are opening the event to the public and working hand-in-hand with Well in the Desert, which will benefit more people. This event supports our school’s efforts to teach good character and community involvement.”
Well in the Desert provides daily nutritious hot meals, emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution, and access to community services to those affected by poverty, including the working poor, the homeless, seniors, the handicapped and others in need throughout the west end of the Coachella Valley.
Cielo Vista was founded in 2010 as a charter school, after running as a traditional public school within the Palm Springs Unified School District since 1952. CVC presently serves 800 students from the Palm Springs area in grades K-6. The Cielo Vista community strives to create an environment that enhances the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of its students. A sense of unity between school, family, and community exists to enable students to reach their potential as responsible, informed citizens.
Cielo Vista Charter is led by principal Lynda Lake. CVC’s governing board consists of David L. Baron, James Cioffi, Frank Tinney, William G. Kleindienst, and Mark Anderson.
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