Take CAC’s Food `n Fun Challenge and Help Feed Local Families this Summer
CAC’s Food `n Fun Challenge is back! Enter a team from your business, school, congregation, neighborhood, civic group or club to collect food for CAC! Food drives must be complete by April 27, 2018. Groups are encouraged to schedule a “Food Sorting Service Day” at CAC. Awards will be given to organizations/businesses/schools for the most food collected!
The Challenge stocks the CAC Food Pantry to provide for local families in need and eliminate child huger in the summer months. The local child poverty rate is as high as 29 percent and as many as 80 percent of CAC clients say they miss one meal every day to make ends meet. During the summer months, families face additional financial stress as food costs increase when children are home during summer school vacation and not receiving free lunches at school. While requests for food assistance typically increase during the summer, donations to the food pantry typically decline. CAC distributes 50,000 pounds of food a month which serves 500-800 families or about 1,200 visits a month to the pantry.
You can help “Stomp out Hunger” as a team participant or sponsor of CAC’s Food ‘n Fun Challenge and help CAC reach its goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of food to feed local families this summer! Participation creates awareness of hunger issues in our local community and collects food and funds for CAC’s food pantry program which enhances the quality of life for everyone CAC serves.
In 2017, 34 groups took the challenge and collected 40,000 pounds of food! Plus sponsors contributed $22,560 for food! The Challenge stocked the CAC Food Pantry to provide for families in need for the summer months.
For Food Challenge and Sponsorship information please contact Pam Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 668-0420.
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE FOOD `N FUN CHALLENGE:
NOW: Schedule your food drive now!
Challenge: Challenge your rivals to see who can collect more food!
March – April 27: Hold your food drives and deliver to CAC or schedule a pick up.
Awards: Awards will be given to organizations for the most food collected in the Schools,
Business, Congregation and Civic categories.