As the only food bank in west central Wisconsin, Feed My People distributes 7.3 million pounds a year to local agencies. We are a cost effective way to provide pantries, community tables, and shelters enough food so thousands of people can be helped each month.
522 Kids Sponsored for Weekend Kids' Meals in One Day
The generosity of our community shined through on Giving Tuesday on December 3. In one day of giving, 522 kids in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls were sponsored for Weekend Kids' Meals. 40% of students in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls rely on free and reduced lunches during the school week, so when the weekend comes, many of them worry about what they will eat. Each Weekend Kids' Meals bag contains enough food for four meals and also includes a fresh fruit and vegetable and milk.
For the 2019-2020 school year, 1,797 children were in need of a sponsor, and 1,000 were already funded by area churches. However, that meant 797 children who were receiving Weekend Kids' Meals still needed a sponsor. From families to business, donors made sure no child in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls had to worry about what they would eat over the weekend.
"I know what it's like to be hungry and don't want other children to be hungry. No child should wake up or go to bed hungry," shared donors Albert and Anna Curler.
We're so close to ensuring 100% of the 1,797 students in need have a sponsor. 275 additional students in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls still need your help. Visit give.fmpfoodbank.org/givingtuesdayforkids for details.