We have a huge problem here at kidsPACK – our waitlist.
At the time of writing, we feed over 1,000 children each week. It warms our hearts knowing these children are getting the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and thrive.
But the sad truth is there are another 567 food insecure or homeless children on our waitlist. As much as we want to help them, we don’t have the resources to feed them.
We work hard feeding the children we can help, but in the back of our minds, we are always trying to figure out how to help those we currently can’t.
What we need to feed more kids is simple:
- Volunteers. Sorting, packing, and distributing food requires a lot of time and manpower.
- Donations. Monetary donations allow us to guarantee we will have enough food to feed these children consistently with nutritious food.
When we make a commitment to feed another child from our waitlist, we take that commitment seriously. Food insecurity can deeply affect the psychological well-being of children. If we tell a child we will feed them every weekend, and later are not able to follow through on that promise, we are building a distrust of help in that child.
For these children to succeed and thrive, they need to know they will get food each and every weekend from kidsPACK, no matter what.
We need to do everything we can as an organization to expand our man-power and resources so that we can reach every child on our waitlist. As we get ready to start a new year, we are carefully planning so that we can help as many children as possible. But we can’t do it without your help.
That’s where Giving Tuesday comes in.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. On November 27th, we will spread the word about the kidsPACK mission and aim to raise enough money to take 67 kids off our waitlist.
$300 will feed one child weekend meals for an entire year. We’re aiming to raise 67 times that amount – $20,100.
It may seem ambitious, but we’re confident we can make it happen with support from our amazing community. Together, we can ensure that 67 of those children on the waitlist never have to worry about feeling hungry on the weekends.
We know that a year of nutritious food will make a huge positive impact in these children’s lives, so we’re going to put our all into raising money this Giving Tuesday.
If you’re willing to help, we’d love to have you along for the ride! If you are able, please consider:
- Donating! Every contribution matters, no matter how small.
- Following us on Facebook and spreading the word about Giving Tuesday to friends and family.
- Signing up for a volunteer shift to help us sort or pack food.
- Signing up for our email list for more Giving Tuesday news.
This November 27th, we can stand up to child hunger and do a lot of good for 67 food insecure or homeless children. We can’t do it alone, but with the help of you and other members of our community, we can make a big difference.