This December, The Food Drive Kids are teaming up with Raleigh Swimming Association to help fight childhood hunger for kids in Pender and Onslow Counties. Donations are being distributed to support Share The Table and their MUNCH program that helps make sure kids don’t go hungry when they aren’t at school. 800 additional participants have been added to the program since Hurricane Florence, and they need help!
Those living in these areas who were living paycheck to paycheck are now struggling. Many are without work (and vehicles), and those who are working have to balance home repairs (if they still have a home) along with feeding their families and other normal expenses. Loss of family income has increased the number of children applying for their backpack buddies program (weekend meals). That number to continue to rise as they approach winter break where the children will be without school food assistance for two weeks. These children desperately need food prior to their last packing day (Dec.17th) so they can send additional food home with every child who needs it over the winter holidays. Donations of food can be dropped off at RSA at 1013 Jones Franklin Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606.
Online donations can be made HERE or by clicking the Donate button above.
The list of items needed is:
Cereal (Full size boxes)
Jelly (Plastic Jars)
Canned Tuna or Chicken
Canned fruits or veggies
(Pop tops preferred)