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Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

Panda Pantry Backpack Program

Our Panda Pantry backpack program helps OCS families in need by providing nutritious weekend food every week. The goal is give families a little extra support during the weekend when the school meals are not offered. Families are provided a backpack filled with items such as fresh bread, peanut butter/jelly, vegetables, fruit, pasta/rice, sauce, snacks, breakfast food, soup/chili, beans, and occasional toiletries. The program is supported by Panda Partners, food drives, and community donations (Panera Bread, Good Life Organic, Chatsworth Kiwanis and others).

Families who are enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program can also qualify for the backpack program and it is available as long as needed during the school year. Involvement is discreet and anonymous to protect privacy. Please contact Vice Principal Beth (who helps us run the program) at w@ourcommunityschool.org or talk to her in person with any questions about enrollment.

Village Fund

Panda Partners contributes 10% of net proceeds from every “friendraiser” to the Village Fund. The primary purpose is to directly support students’ health, wellness, and inclusion/basic needs such as medical, dental, vision, or school necessities. The school oversees the fund with the upmost of privacy. Please contact Vice Principal Beth at w@ourcommunityschool.org or talk to her in person with any questions or assistance.

Ralph’s Reward Card

Panda Partners is pleased to be in partnership with Ralph’s Community Contributions Program. By simply registering your Ralph’s reward card, a portion of every purchase you make will go towards assisting OCS families in need through our Panda Pantry Backpack program.

Participants are required re-register every new school term. Starting September 1, 2015, please follow the instructions below and enroll your card:
  1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
  2. Click Sign In (or Register if you haven’t yet registered your reward card)
  3. Enter your email address and password
  4. Click on your name (In the top right hand corner under ‘Welcome Back’)
  5. Link your card to Panda Partners by clicking on:
  6. Community Rewards – Re-enroll (scroll down to bottom)
  7. Type our organization # 93772 or “Our Community School Volunteer Group Panda Partner
  8. Click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name, then ENROLL to finish.
Any questions, please contact the Outreach committee co-chairs, Gina and Tina, outreach@pandapartners.org