We’re 42% of the way there! Help reach our goal of healthy food for 350 kids!
One week into our second food campaign, 1,200 shoppers have donated 878 backpacks of healthy food for the food-insecure children participating in TABLE’s Summer Program. That’s enough food for 350 kids for 2.5 weeks. Our goal is 2,100 backpacks, which would cover 6 of the 8 summer weeks. We’d be thrilled if we reached 2,800 backpacks to cover all 8 weeks!
We’re excited about the combination of healthy food that we’ve selected for the backpacks. Each backpack is seven pounds of kid-friendly food—just enough for the kids to tote home from their summer school programs. Inside the kids will find new items, like pints of fresh blueberries and sliced oat bread from our bread bakers. To TABLE’s usual fare, we’ve added cheese slices, healthy grain bars, and bananas. TABLE will include suggestions for pairing the nut butter with slices of apples and carrots.
TABLE relies year-round on community support to provide food for 350 to 400 children during the school year and on school breaks. Their goal is to provide weekend food for 500 kids by the end of the year. To reach 500 requires even more ongoing support from the community.
Hunger is more prevalent in our community than you might think: 4,258 children in Orange County, NC live in poverty.*
We’re offering three donation options. Make your donation by Tuesday, June 2, to fill backpacks for kids!