More than 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to YVC of Muskogee and YVC of Western Connecticut, a few of those kids may have a hot meal to look forward to.
YVC of Muskogee and YVC of Western Connecticut both joined in on generationOn’s campaign “What Will You Bring to the Table” to help feed as many families as possible. GenerationOn coordinated an effort for thousands of youth throughout the country challenging them to raise money for 1 million meals. Youth outdid themselves again and shattered that goal to raise a total of 1,465,597 meals throughout the country.
Both YVC programs received a $250 grant from generationOn to help them buy project supplies to help spread the word about childhood hunger and help solve the problem. This enabled them not only to bring their ideas and resources to the table—they also built the table itself!
Here’s what they accomplished:
YVC of Western Connecticut:
YVC of Western Connecticut also built their own picnic table—which now serves as a meeting table in the United Way of Western Connecticut’s office.
YVC of Western Connecticut held a booth at a local grocery store to collect donations of canned food.
They also spent a day at a local nursery encouraging gardeners to plant an extra row of their crop to share with local food pantries and soup kitchens.
YVC of Western Connecticut raised over 350 canned food items that will be donated to help alleviate hunger in their community.
YVC of Muskogee:
YVC of Muskogee built a picnic table that they would use to collect donations at the local farmer’s market.
They made a banner with a huge sandwich on it to show the progress of the national drive and colored in sandwich slices to illustrate how they were reaching the goal.
They encouraged community members to either bring donations of canned goods or sponsor jars of peanut butter or jelly.
YVC of Muskogee raised enough goods to donate more than 600 meals to their local food bank.
Thanks to both YVC of Western Connecticut and YVC of Muskogee for their great work!