It’s September and time to announce our new project!
This is the third year we’re partnering with our friends at Manna Food Pantries to provide backpacks of food to homeless high school students.
If you want to dive right in, you can give two weeks worth of food for only $18.00. You can give at h4ad.com/go-hungry.
If you want more details, keep reading…
It’s September and the roads are busy with buses. PTM’s, recitals, and homework sessions are on the for families. Academics is in full bloom. School days are normal, if not routine, for most of us. This is not the case for everyone however.
There is a growing population of homeless teens. With your help, we are able to provide meals to school age teenagers who had no homes.
Think about these brave kids – they’re homeless, but they’re still going to school! They’re on school lunch programs during the week, but what do they do on the weekend? That’s where we step in! We want to reach out to these teens and give them a chance to focus on their future and what homework they need to do, not what they’ll eat tonight.
Last year, about 40 Students per week were helped for nine months through the Unaccompanied Youth Program. This year, we anticipate the number to be higher. This program reaches teenagers, who are primarily 11th & 12th graders who are homeless. Mostly, they live in their cars, couch hop, sleep on the streets or in tents.
For these teens, Manna supports them by providing 2 ½ days supply of food, including 7 meals, water and snacks, all included in functional backpacks.
The cost to most of us to help these teens is nominal. A donation of $18.00 will sponsor one teen for two weekends and $36.00 sponsors a teen for an entire month (that’s 28 complete meals, many snacks and a supply of water)
Our goal is to feed 40 teenagers for two weeks through Manna.