Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank provided 23 million meals to our community. Without the food bank, 633,000 members of our community would go hungry – 1/3 of them children.
There are many reasons to participate in a food drive. None of them is quite as satisfying as feeding a hungry, malnourished child, and seeing the light and life in her eyes.
Will you help us do that in 2012?
This year marks our 10th Annual .org Community Food Drive. Over the years, we’ve collected 120,000 meals, thanks to the efforts of dozens of organizations like yours. This year, we’re aiming to collect 50,000 meals, April 30 – May 18. But we can’t do it without your help.
Sign up, and spread the word. 21 organizations have already signed on.
Sadly, the need for food bank services is only growing. So much so that the food bank is moving to a new, larger facility later this year. Your contributions ensure that they can keep up with demand. Because we simply cannot allow 200,000 children in our community to go hungry.
According to Feeding America, hungry children are more vulnerable to getting sick, have a harder time fighting infection, and are more prone to developmental, emotional, and educational problems.
It is often said that children are a future. Together, we can make sure their future is healthy, void of hunger and all the disadvantages associated with hunger.
Help us help them. Sign up today.