by Joyce Mills
In the U.S. today, 15 million children face hunger – that’s 1 in 5. Chances are, someone your child or grandchild goes to school with struggles to get enough to eat.
Just as hunger knows no age, neither does fighting it. We all have a role to play in solving hunger, whether old or young. Children can make a positive difference in the lives of other kids in need. It’s important to talk with children about hunger and inspire them to take action against it. Talk to the kids in your life about hunger. Encourage them to help, donate, and volunteer to pack backpacks. Perhaps you could offer to help them pack the backpacks.
It is a sight to see the 22 backpacks loaded on the carts each Wednesday, ready to be taken to the school by a special, specified person, who has volunteered his/her time.
Only when we all work together – young and old – can we focus on ending hunger, and make sure every child has the food they need to grow healthy and strong.
For the month of November we need applesauce. Just place it on the back counter in the kitchen. We appreciate you for bringing it for the backpack kids.