Did you know that sixteen million children in the United States are food insecure, according to the USDA? I’m so thrilled to tell you about an amazing giving campaign called The Organized Give and how its founder, The Stow Company, is working with Kids’ Food Basket to make a difference in the attack against childhood hunger. The Stow Company has also partnered with home organization expert and blogger Molly Gold to help spread the word about this important issue.
Kids’ Food Basket started almost ten years ago when a West Michigan school principal noticed her students digging through a dumpster after school in search of food. She realized that this occurrence wasn’t uncommon and began the non-profit organization to provide children with nutritional evening meals. I hope that you will take time during your lunch hour this Friday to learn more about The Organized Give and Kids’ Food Basket, and help spread the word about childhood hunger.
You can also join the attack against childhood hunger. Beginning today, The Stow Company will donate $1 to Kids’ Food Basket for every “like” they receive on The Stow Company’s Facebook Page. I hope that you will click to give and join us for the Twitter Party.
The Organized Give Twitter Party
When: Friday, March 16th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET
Where: #OrganizedGive on Twitter
How: To participate, use the party tag during the party hour and follow sponsor @StowCompany and host @ResourcefulMom. Please also follow special guest @kidsfoodbasket. Learn more about how to participate in a Twitter Party.
- Every 15 minutes one participant will win $200 to donate to the public school or non-profit organization of their choice. There will be a total of four winners during the party.
This giveaway for good is open to legal residents age 21 and over of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
Planning on joining us? Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username). An RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win.
About The Stow Company
The Stow Company manufactures innovative organization systems for all areas of the home, ranging from full-service, dealer-supplied solutions to do-it-yourself storage systems available online and in retail stores. Solutions include organization systems for closets, garages, home offices, kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, mudrooms and more.
About Kids’ Food Basket
Kids’ Food Basket is dedicated to attacking childhood hunger in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The non-profit organization began almost ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through their Sack Supper program and now serve over 4,800 kids each day. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide 1,000 calories and five food groups—nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies. Watch a video about Kids’ Food Basket fight against childhood hunger.
With these evening meals, Kids’ Food Basket attacks childhood hunger by:
- Serving kids directly. Sack Suppers are distributed each day within classrooms or at local parks, meaning every child who needs one can get one easily and safely.
- Creating an engine for volunteering. Their work is driven by the love and support of the community, with over 170 volunteers packing and delivering sack suppers from 9 AM to 9 PM every day of the week. Many more lead juice box and snack drives and fund drives.
- Empowering kids to help each other. Through volunteering and educational programs, Kids’ Food Basket helps kids understand hunger and lead projects to end it. Over 25% of hours volunteered come from youth under age 18.