No Child Goes Hungry is pleased to support the service expansion of To Be Well Fed (TBWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in Washington D.C. Thanks in part to NCGH’s $2,000 grant funding, TBWF can begin providing regular food donations to Savoy Elementary School within the District of Columbia Public School system.
To Be Well Fed’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.
“Previously, Savoy Elementary School supported 25 students with its existing food pantry,” said Alicia Kiyvyra; “But they have 70 total students who need the support. Our plan at TBWF is to provide groceries for 50 students and their families each week to help make up that gap. Our ability to support these students would not be possible without the financial giving of partners like No Child Goes Hungry.”
To help accommodate TBWF’s growing impact in the Washington D.C. area, The Kiyvyra’s have also partnered +One, an organization that redirects edible food from being discarded to individuals and families who experience hunger. TBWF is investing in refrigerators to store the fresh food it now receives from +One so that it can safely store and distribute the food items to more students and children in need.
“I am so proud of the work that Dave, Alicia, and their family are doing to feed kids in the Washington D.C. area,” said NCGH Founder and Director Rev. Kären Rasmussen. “The fact that they are expanding their services to support students in yet another school is a clear indication of the increased need to support families struggling to put food on the table. It is an honor to be counted among TBWF’s supporters and champions.”
The issue of childhood hunger remains massive, but everyone can make a difference.
“We have plans to make a big impact in 2022,” said Kiyvyra, adding, “At TBWF, we’re learning how to make big plans and set goals and then put the infrastructure in place to support those goals. We are unendingly grateful to our supporters for sharing our passion for ending childhood hunger and helping us on our growth journey.”
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