No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide a $1,000 donation to Hole Food Rescue in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The food justice nonprofit organization partners with local food donors to take the food they cannot sell due to blemishes, approaching expiration dates and general surplus and distribute it to local health and human service organizations serving at-risk and socio-economically disadvantaged community members in Teton County. The organization currently supports around 1,000 food-insecure residents weekly. Hole Food Rescue will use the funds to help support its Sprout Mobile, a summer program that visits local parks and low-income neighborhoods to provide children with free and nutritious lunches.
“More than 17 percent of children in our community rely on free and reduced-price meal programs for their daily nutritional needs during the school year. When school is not in session, these children are likely missing those meals altogether. We’re excited to launch the Sprout Mobile this summer, bringing healthy meals and free books directly into neighborhoods. The goal of the Sprout Mobile is for no child to go hungry while school is not in session.”
Hole Food Rescue will use the grant funds in part to help purchase food provided during the Sprout Mobile’s neighborhood visits.
“Seeing how local organizations are finding innovative ways to help provide healthy foods safely to underserved neighborhoods, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis, is inspiring,” said Kären Rasmussen, No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director. “I am amazed every day by the efforts of organizations like Hole Food Rescue, and I hope other children’s health advocates are also inspired by initiatives such as Sprout Mobile to help ensure that no child goes to bed hungry. Let’s feed some kids!”
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