Nearly $24,000 of the July 16 goal of $54,000 has been raised. Thanks to the generous donations from Easter Lutheran Church, CenturyLink, Church of the Risen Savior and individual donors who started the wheels on the bus moving!
We now have 3 generous donors who will MATCH donations up to $12,500 for an additional $25,000 for the Mobile Lunch Box!
Thank you for helping us meet our mission of “a fresh approach to ending local hunger through access to healthy food”. With your help we are able to assist over 5,000 individuals at our two food shelf locations and 6 Mobile Pantry® sites. Today we announce our newest initiative—the Mobile Lunch Box—and we invite you to get on the bus with us!
The Mobile Lunch Box fills a meal gap in the summer—feeding hungry children who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch when at school. Beginning this summer, the Mobile Lunch Box will roll into neighborhoods with healthy, bagged lunches filled with whole fruit, vegetables, yogurt parfaits, and lean meats on whole grain breads for school-aged children who may not have access to healthy food. Partnering local churches, community organizations, and businesses will volunteer at summer lunch sites and engage the children in reading, physical fitness, gardening, and creative activities.
Here is how your gift can help:• Purchase, decorate, and retro fit the Mobile Lunchbox bus with cafeteria-style seating (one-time cost)
• Provide 1,500 healthy, bagged lunches
• Supply each child with an additional bag of healthy, nutritious food each week to take home for themselves and their family, a total of 7,500 meals throughout the summer!
• Deliver fun and educational enrichment activities for kids
• Provide healthy food support to over 5,000 individuals each month