No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide To Be Well Fed with a $1000 donation to support its efforts eliminating hunger at Friendship Public Charter School (PCS) Southeast (SE) Elementary in Washington, D.C.
“Last week, we had the opportunity to meet with Rev. Kären Rasmussen at SE Elementary school in the Congress Heights neighborhood of D.C. to accept a very generous donation of $1,000 from No Child Goes Hungry,” said Alicia Kiyvyra, Co-Founder and Executive Manager of To Be Well Fed.
To Be Well Fed is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in Washington, D.C. Founders Alicia and her husband, Dave, were inspired to create their organization after hearing NCGH founder and director Rev. Kären Rasmussen preach. They were so inspired to feed kids in the D.C. area that at first, they worked on their own before eventually founding their non-profit organization.
Today, To Be Well Fed partners with public schools to provide weekend meals for children who depend on the school for sustenance during the week. Its mission is to help every child in Washington D.C. arrive at school on Monday morning, well-nourished and ready to learn. The $1000 grant from NCGH will help To Be Well Fed expand and enhance its service offering at SE Elementary School.
“We met with the school’s principal, and the social worker, who detailed the impact of the meals we provide and discussed areas of need for students moving forward,” said Alicia. “They currently have about 50 students identified as homeless in kindergarten through fifth grade. With the feedback they provided, we will be changing the structure of what we provide to include more soups and fruit, as well as healthy granola bars and items that can be eaten during long commutes. When possible, we will also provide winter clothing, and are planning food supplies for the holidays.”
Alicia and Dave founded To Be Well Fed and run it with the help of their own three boys.
“Donations allow us to purchase meals to help bridge the weekend for students that rely on school meals for sustenance during the week,” said Alicia. “Our goal is that students return to school on Monday morning well fed and ready to learn. We currently work with two public charter schools in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Southeast D.C., where 14 percent of kids are homeless, 47 percent live below the poverty line, and 70 percent are at-risk.”
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