Earlier this month, we introduced you to the non-profit, Tucson Family Food Project.

They provide meal kits for students and families in need during the school year and even provide a YouTube tutorial on how to make food with it.

4 dollars per kit– and to these schools and to these families, its entirely free, said Steven Cota-Robles, the Founder of the Tucson Family Food Project.

But their effort doesnt stop when school is out. 

This week were making these meal kits for the kids in the positive pros basketball camp. Its this really amazing camp where it gives scholarships out, a lot of kids in the camp are underserved, said Cota-Robles.

Thats why volunteer, Dodie Ledbetter, wanted to get involved.

Knowing that were feeding children and their families and particularly on the weekends when they dont have it, said Ledbetter.

After hearing the founders dedication to his mission, she knew she wanted to get involved.

His passion and his vision I mean how many people sell their house, quit their job and start something really critical to the community they live in, Ledbetter said.

Ledbetter along with other volunteers believe the nonprofit can shed light on the issues families are facing in our community.

Ive worked with kids all my career so I know all about food insecurity and what it does and what a lack of food can do to a child and their family and in the education process, the fact that they cant engage, she said.

The nonprofit is looking for the following items:

Frying pans (preferably non-stick)  Sauce pans of all sizes  Roasting pans  Baking sheets Colanders  Wooden spoons  Spatulas  Mixing bowls  Kitchen towels

Items can be donated to the Ward 6 office, 3202 E. First St.

For more information on the organization, visit https://www.thetucsonfamilyfoodproject.org/