Project Category: Kids/Teens
Number of Participants: 10-1,500
Duration of Project: 45 Minutes to 3 Hours
Cost: $8/weekend bag packed
Service Opportunities: Volunteering to pack
Location: We come to your location. We also have a few local favorites to recommend should you need help.
We partner with local homeless charities and pack on site, at a school,at the Palm Beach County Convention Center or at your site. MAP LINK
4,000 children, toddlers to teenagers at Palm Beach County school, are homeless and Living Hungry.
Homeless children suffer without enough fuel in their bodies to realize their life’s true potential, never mind overcome the stress and setbacks of growing up in poverty. Many children and teens endure 68 hours over the weekend without eating a meal until back at school again on Monday morning. This is the problem Living Hungry’s “Not 1 Homeless Hungry” Packing event was born to solve. Participants will delight in packing a weekend’s worth of nourishing, kid-approved food items, then hand-writing a personal note of encouragement or inspiration for the homeless child to opens their bag.
WHO: Anyone can pack a bag
HOW: Buffet style or Table Stations work
WHEN: Takes 3-4 minutes per bag
HOW MANY:: People like to pack 1, 2, 3 bags
WHAT: Packing in sequence 10 breakfast, lunch, dinner offerings into a “Filling Station” Bag with Your Client’s Logo
WHY: Pure joy. You should see the smiles!
Watch this video & experience the joy yourself >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhXxrKp3Rvc&feature=youtu.be
Impact: What each Filling Station Fuel-Up Bag packed does? 10 meal-offerings of child-tested food items beating the USDA minimum recommendations for a student under 11 years old for the weekend is added to a child to teens backpack on Friday. One homeless student will eat from his or her pack all weekend long. At first open, the child will discover the personal note from the person who packed the bag, cheering them up and onward, knowing someone they've never met before cares for them. The note also encourages Mom to be strong and carry on, one homeless mother told us. Homeless children who are fed over the weekend come to school Monday morning ready to learn, grow, realize their true and full potential. Thank you!
Volunteer Responsibilities: 1. Pack a 10-item bag of food for 1 local homeless student 2. Write & insert a personal note of inspiration 3. Take a photo with pack 4. Hand pack to homeless caregivers or school
Attire: Anything goes. Business casual, informal, shorts and T-shirts, or ball gowns and tuxes.
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