No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide grant funding to The Bread Line, Inc., an inclusive and accessible anti-hunger organization serving Fairbanks, Alaska, since 1984. In its first collaboration with a hunger advocacy entity in Alaska, NCGH donated boxes of food and snacks The Bread Line needed to feed children in its network.
The Bread Line’s regular programs include a weekday soup kitchen, culinary job training program, community garden, and family volunteering initiative. In October 2021, its local Boys and Girls Club lost its food contractor and asked for the Bread Line’s help feeding the kids who attend its afterschool programs. Since then, The Bread Line has provided 30 meals a day for the Boys and Girls Club on no-school days and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
“Despite having a robust food donation system, our organization is incurring unsustainable costs while providing nutritious and delicious meals to children,” said The Bread Line Executive Director Hannah Hill. “Above all things, we believe that everyone— especially children— should have enough to eat. We are trying to find funding to continue this partnership in a healthy way.”
No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director Kären Rasmussen says partnering with organizations like The Bread Line that share her relentless dedication to feeding children in need one child, one meal at a time, fuels her optimism for a future in which every child lives without the fear of uncertainty about the possibility of their next meal.
“The number of organizations across the United States that connect with No Child Goes Hungry about our shared mission of ending childhood hunger is astounding and reassuring,” said Rasmussen. “With enough good people committed to helping us protect the health and wellbeing of our children, we truly can—and we are—making a difference.”
“We are so grateful to No Child Goes Hungry,” said Hill. “To date, the Bread Line has provided 315 meals for the Boys and Girls Club since we started this partnership back in November are doing another 125 meals over spring break, this coming March. Donations like the one from No Child Goes Hungry go a long way in making these meals nutritious and delicious while still being kid-friendly.”
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