No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to announce that it has issued the largest grant in its five-year history to To Be Well Fed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in Washington D.C. The organization’s founders, Dave and Alicia Kiyvyra, created the organization and committed to the mission of ending childhood hunger after hearing a sermon from No Child Goes Hungry’s founder and director, Rev. Kären Rasmussen. The grant was made possible thanks to a generous donation from an estate remembrance.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, To Be Well Fed has partnered with four public schools to provide meals for more than 80 children and families in need. The schools include Eagle Academy Public Charter School, Friendship Public Charter School, Center City Public Charter School, and Ben Murch Elementary School. NCGH’s $10,000 donation will provide adequate funds for To Be Well Fed to deliver food to their partner schools weekly for five months.
To Be Well Fed operates solely through the efforts of Dave, Alicia, and their children. Every Thursday, they use the week’s donations to purchase food at bulk prices from Costco. They bag the food on Fridays and deliver it to their partner schools in and around Washington, D.C.
“Dave and Alicia are amazing,” said Rev. Rasmussen. “They are making an incredible impact in the fight against childhood hunger in Washington D.C., where there is crippling food insecurity. It is an honor to provide them with the largest grant I have been able to distribute in my five years of running No Child Goes Hungry. I am grateful to all my donors who are our critical allies in the fight against childhood hunger and allow organizations like To Be Well Fed to put food on the table for families in need.”
To Be Well Fed’s ongoing impact is significant.
- Eagle Academy Public Charter School in Congress Heights (Ward 8):
- Eight families — at least 19 children (plus their grown-ups)
- Friendship Public Charter School in Ward 8
- 25 children
- Center City Public Charter School in Brightwood (Ward 4)
- 32 children
- Ben Murch Elementary School in Ward 3
- One homeless family with three children
Total number of supported children: Approximately 80
“When Rev. Kären told us about her generous donation, it brought tears to our eyes,” said Alicia Kiyvyra. “Hearing her preach about childhood hunger changed our lives. Now, partnering with No Child Goes Hungry to take action and bring meals directly to those in need in our community feels like the fulfillment of a life’s mission.”
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