Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why Summer Feeding Programs


Feeding America
Feeding America
 
Dear Friend,

This is how a young girl named Angelina describes being hungry:

"It was hard, it was stressful and sad, but I tried not to show any emotion in front of my mom. I would act like I wasn't hungry, or I'd just wait until I would get to school because they would give me breakfast."

During the summer, there's no school breakfast for kids like Angelina. There's no escape – just that gnawing, quiet hunger.
Smiling girl with jam jars
 
We urgently need to change all that. Demand on the Feeding America network is high during the summer when kids don't have school. We need to raise $50,000 by July 31 – and for that, we need your help.

Give now and your gift can go three times as far – thanks to a generous matching challenge from BoxLunch, your gift helping hungry children and families can TRIPLE in impact through the Feeding America network of food banks. 

Angelina is just a kid. She shouldn't have to worry about protecting her mom or cobbling together her next meal.

Kids like Angelina deserve a childhood innocent of grown-up worries. Being hungry deprives them of that chance.

If you've ever seen a kid jump and play on a playground, building vast imaginary worlds and bursting with the joy of being outside, you know that a child's innocence – their belief in a life full of possibilities – is worth protecting.

Even more, these little people have bodies and minds worth feeding – so they can grow up strong and healthy.

Through the Feeding America network, we can help get kids the veggies, fruit, dairy, bread, and other essentials that they need during the summer. But the number of children who need food is staggering.

You can make a huge impact right here, right now. Donate to Feeding America now and your gift can triple in impact. 

Thank you for believing in the power of children, and working to make their days brighter.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Nielsen signatureElizabeth Nielsen
Senior Vice President
Feeding America