Healthy food will fuel the summer for kids in need
Your orders this Spring and Summer are helping your communities — and specifically there will be 450 smiling faces in Raleigh who will want to thank you! We’re so excited to donate $28,000 worth of fresh, local produce to children who participate in the YMCA of the Triangle’s subsidized summer day camps in Raleigh.
“We’re grateful for this healthy gift to children at YMCA Camp High Hopes,” said Susan Pettengill, YMCA Director of Healthy Living. “Through YMCA camps, we will also be able to share the bounty with other families in the Shenley Park Community and other outreach programs like our 21st Learning Center.”
Research shows that more than 30 million children in low-income communities receive free or reduced-cost meals during the school year, but only 2.3 million continue to have access to free meals during summer.
Getting healthy fruits and vegetables into the hands of these kids and families who need it most is very important to us. The community where these specific kids live in Southeast Raleigh is truly a food desert. Our mission is not just to “eat good” but to also “do good” and we hope this is another way we’re trying to help better the lives of others in need. Thanks for being a part of it!