Fall is in full force here with winter soon to follow and we wanted to give you an update of what we are working on in this season of bounty and giving.
We had a very successful Faithify crowdfunder this summer and we so appreciate your help. As a result of your donations and support, many new and innovative things will be happening to eliminate childhood hunger in a variety of ways.
Our website is brand new, updated, easier to read, and also easier to make donations through. You can find us at www.nochildgoeshungry.net
We are currently developing several free lesson plans on childhood hunger themes to include on the website. These lessons will be customizable for a variety of uses and ages. We are so excited to add these tools to our offerings.
NCGH has worked with two congregations to create and fill Community Food boxes. Based on the Little Free Library concept, an attractive food box is built curbside for people to easily either take what portable food they need or to donate food to the initiative. Pictures below are from the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland and the UU Congregation in Columbia, MD. Maybe this concept is something that could work for you to help your community? Visit www.littlefreelibrary.org for ideas and plans on how to build one of these.
In other exciting news, NCGH is forming a partnership with La Cocina VA. This fabulous bilingual culinary job-training program trains people to be certified in the culinary arts through Northern Virginia Community College. NCGH is sponsoring a portion of the urban gardens associated with this program to help provide fresh produce ingredients for the meals the trainees make. The meals are then donated to those in need in Arlington County. It’s a win/win for everyone. Your support of No Child Goes Hungry helps make this partnership happen. For more information about this great program, visit www.lacocinava.org
During this season of bounty, we hope you’ll remember No Child Goes Hungry in your end-of-year donations! We provide so many meals to those in need and help communities learn how to eliminate childhood hunger one meal- one kid at a time. One way to do this is to participate in #GivingTuesday on November 27th! Visit our donation page to make a one-time or reoccurring tax deductible gift.
Thank you for your support and Let’s Go Feed Some Kids!
Happy Holidays to all. – Kären
P.S.- Here are some very kind words from the Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart about our work:
“In a country that throws away enough food to feed everyone, this concept is so simple, yet so difficult for all too many people to grasp. Rev. Kären Rasmussen is committed to changing the hearts and minds of people. I am honored to be working with her as she supports the after school and Police Explorer program of the Takoma Park Police Department (MD). I look forward to continuing her work in the future with the Episcopal Children’s Center in Washington, DC. Her commitment to ensuring that what is God’s blesses God’s people is an example for all to follow.”
Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart
Associate Pastor, Calvary Episcopal Church (DC)
Chaplain, Takoma Park Police Department