In the United States, more than one in five children in America live in a household that suffers from some sort of food insecurity. This means that they do not know where they will find their next meal. In 2012 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that 15.9 million children under the age of 18 live in this condition – unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food, which is necessary for a healthy life. As a parent, that's big, as adults we can fend off the hunger pangs and work through that long day on that important deadline or project. But young kids can't process things like we adults can, their pain consumes their thoughts and most times it's hard for them to see beyond that.
You can do something about it. Even just one donated can of food makes a difference. Or, if you are a more hands on kind of person: 1 to 1 1/2 hours of your time can feed ten to twenty families as part of our grocery rescue program. Or, perhaps you are considering donating two hours or a half day per week at the food bank? If so, please go to the on-line form in the Volunteer page, and submit your contact information.