More than $80,300 Donated in Honor of World Hunger Day to Feed Kids This Summer
We are blown away by the result of our World Hunger Day campaign!
More than $80,300 was donated to provide thousands of hunger-free weekends in Chicago; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; and Southwest Florida over the summer through Blessings community partners.
We also want to thank our friends at the Spartan Kids Foundation, who matched $20,000 in donations for World Hunger Day.
“Servant leadership is why I donated,” Blessings supporter Russell A. shared with us. “Be the change you see and leave the world better than you found it.”
During the school year, food-insecure students eat meals at school during the week and have Blessings in a Backpack on Saturday and Sunday. While many kids look forward to the long summer break, millions of children will not be fed as they usually would — they lose consistent access to food.
“People may think I have it all covered, but I don’t,” the parent of a Blessings child said. “Blessings in a Backpack… means I don’t have to choose between a traditional meal for my kids or medicine. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone involved.”
The funds raised through the World Hunger Day campaign will help Blessings distribute bags of ready-to-eat food to kids this summer who might otherwise go hungry. Because of your generosity, we are one step closer to ending childhood hunger on the weekends.