Happy Healthy Summer Pledge update: thank you!

August 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Thanks to the community’s support this summer, we’ve made an impact in lives of thousands of Central Texas children who are more at risk of hunger during the summer months than any other time of year.

Look what we’ve accomplished together:

  • In July 2010 we distributed the largest amount of meals in CAFB’s history. In total, 2.2 million meals were distributed to families in need.
  • More than 5,600 Central Texas families received healthy food and nutrition education through CAFB’s Summer Family Nutrition Program (SFNP). This program is the first of its kind at CAFB. We provided more than 280,000 pounds of food through this program in June and July. See how it works.
  • An average of almost 600 meals a day were served to children at risk of hunger in June and July. We opened Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites in neighborhoods where most children receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Learn more about the program.
  • CAFB gathered signatures from nearly 150 organizations statewide for a letter encouraging Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Congressional leaders to fully fund and pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR). This important legislation is critical to ending child hunger. Congressman Doggett visited one of our SFSP sites Tuesday to learn more about CNR’s impact.

Whether you volunteered, gave a special gift, contacted your elected officials, or simply read our blog and shared what you learned, you helped thousands of Central Texas children have a “Happy, Healthy Summer” and a great start to the upcoming school year. Thank you.

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