What Schools Say About KIND

“The first Friday I started to hand out the bags, I was in my office with about five students, explaining to them what the KIND program was and why they were getting the bags in their backpacks. One of the girls got a huge smile on her face and said, ‘What a nice man Mr. Jeremy is to do this for us. How can I thank him?’ I simply replied, ‘Your smile already did.’”


“There are many people in the Montgomery County who are unaware that tons of children go home each weekend with barely any to no food in their pantries. What Mr. Lichtenstein and the KIND program do for these kids not only provides them with meals to appease their hunger, but it makes them feel special and that someone out there cares about them, which is a huge deal to them. I know first hand because I see their reactions each Friday when they take their food home. He truly is making a difference in these children’s lives.”


“It was Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m., and I was standing in the hallway when I felt a tug on my arm. I looked down to see one of the students who is part of the KIND program at our school. ‘Am I not getting a bag today?’ she asked me. ‘Of course you are,’ I responded. She beamed from ear to ear and ran back into her classroom.”


“Being a part of the Kids In Need Distributors program is a gift for our school… The PTA has welcomed this program with open arms, and we have a team of middle school students working together with dedicated parents to bag the food for our students every week. This is a great community project and brings everyone together to serve our students. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this exceptional and generous program and hope to continue to build this partnership with KIND for many years to come! Again, thank you!”


“Garrett Park ES has many social activities for students that help us get to know people and one of them is putting together the KIND individual bags of food. These bags are put together by 4th and 5th graders. When I started doing KIND bags, I didn’t think much about it. I thought it wasn’t a big deal. But after delivering the bags to the classroom, it struck me that the people who are getting this food are our friends. I was making a difference to help people who need these bags. Every time I make a KIND bag, I know I am making a change – not just for one person, but for a whole school.” –A Garrett Park ES 5th grader