It is estimated that 11 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” households, and 1 in 7 children lives with hunger. Many children rely on their school lunches for sustenance, and with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down schools, more children are without food than ever.
In the Lubbock area, one organization working to provide for these children in need is Food2Kids. Food2Kids was founded by the Junior League of Lubbock in 2006 to provide students with food for their weekends. Now with coronavirus keeping kids from their daily lunches, Food2Kids has branched out to provide meals for every day of the week. Food2Kids prepares food boxes with donations from the South Plains Food Bank, and delivers these boxes to local elementary schools. Families can stop by the schools to pick up food for free to ensure their children get good meals even when school is not in session.
The Little Guys Movers Lubbock crew was honored to offer their time and manpower to pick up the food boxes and deliver them to elementary schools in the area. “It was an excellent opportunity to help the community during the COVID-19 crisis,” says Branch Manager Drew Brannon. “We were excited to assist such a great organization.”
If you are interested in helping out Food2Kids, you can donate food to the South Plains Food Bank or register to volunteer to assemble food boxes or deliver the boxes to schools. Learn more here.