WHAT: Join Food, Environment and Development in our end-of-semester class effort to raise awareness and donations to address food insecurity in Durham.
· Make an online donation to our fundraiser for the Interfaith Food Shuttle. Their Backpack Buddies program works to provide children in food-insecure homes with a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week so that they have food to eat over the weekend when they are away from school. Our class will be volunteering to pack backpacks on April 30!!
WHEN: April 23rd to April 30th
WHY: Hidden hunger is a chronic issue in the U.S. and worldwide. In North Carolina alone, nearly 1 in every 4 children is food insecure--meaning more than 600,000 children in North Carolina are at risk of hunger and not getting the food they need to lead healthy, active lives. The summer months represent a time of increased vulnerability to hunger, as key school programs like free or reduced-price meals are unavailable for food insecure children (locally some 116,000 children applied for these programs in the 2012-2013 school year).
Please consider donating any amount of money, and sending this out to your friends and family as well. We will be ending the online donation period April 30th, and announcing the total donation sum that we were able to collect!
Please continue joining us in this cause, and we thank you in advance for your solidarity and support!