You’re Helping Neighbors of All Ages
Posted by Glenn Bergman on May 16th, 2016
Wow, time really flies doesn’t it? In just a few weeks, it’ll be summer, and if you spend any time around children, you know what that means — they’re already counting down the days until school’s out. But three months out of school isn’t good news for every kid.
Because more than 300,000 children in our 9-county service area rely on free or reduced-price meal programs during the school year, boys and girls from struggling families could be in trouble this summer. Without access to regular breakfasts and lunches, they won’t have the energy to run and play. And when the new school year begins this fall, they’ll be at risk of falling behind their peers. We can’t let that happen.
That’s why I’m so thankful for caring friends like you. Through your gifts to Philabundance, children across our service area can access the healthy food they need to thrive now and all summer long.
Seeing the smiles on these kids’ faces as they enjoy the food you provide is one of the best parts of our work. When you donate, you’re providing more than just food — you’re delivering help and hope to thousands of kids every day.
In this summer issue of The Feed, you’ll have the chance to meet a few of the children you’re helping — as well as their grateful parents. Their stories are just a small sample of what your generosity makes possible for our struggling neighbors.
Your support is absolutely critical to the children and families we serve together. Thank you for helping us drive hunger from our communities!