September Rush

Welcome back!

After a relaxing summer break, PHA Thrive kicks into high gear this month. Here are just a few activities underway. Please mark your calendars, and help us make this another Thriving year for our community.

Enrollment forms for the food backpack program have been sent home to Upper Elementary families and should go home soon Early Childhood families. If you know of any family that could benefit, please encourage them to sign up.

On Monday, September 12, we will start getting cases of fresh fruit from Food for Free to encourage healthy snacking at our various campus locations. These will continue weekly throughout the school year.

On Wednesday, September 14, we will have a Whole Foods a 5% Day. At all 3 WF locations in Cambridge, we hope to staff tables for lunch and dinner hours to share information about Thrive. And at the end of the day, Thrive will receive 5% of sales for that day!! Save your food shopping for September 14 and do it all at Whole Foods. Encourage all your friends to do the same. And if you can help staff a table at lunch or dinner, let us know by emailing

On Friday, October 7 we will start sending home weekly food backpacks with children enrolled in our program.

On Tuesday, October 11 we will host a fundraising evening at Flat Bread Pizza in Davis Square. We hope that you will come, encourage friends and family to come, ask total strangers to come. Again, how much we earn will be determined by how many people dine and how much they eat that evening at Flat Bread. (Maybe we don’t need lots of people – just a few super eaters…)

We are off to a great start!! Help us keep it going.