Summer break is a time of fun activities and adventures, but for some children, summer vacation takes on a different meaning. It can mean less structure in their daily routines and fewer reliable meals. According to Feeding America, nearly 3,000 children in our community experience food insecurity.
This is the equivalent of roughly eight elementary schools in Johnson County filled exclusively with children who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect even more families to ask for help with food and other basic needs. Children have already been out of school for weeks, and as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Johnson County, we must prepare for more health issues, business closures, job loss, and loss of child care.
Unfortunately, over the last few months we have been unable to accept donations of food and household items. We are so thankful for the support of the community as you have provided the financial resources to keep our shelves stocked through the spring and early summer.
Your support for Strike Out Hunger, sponsored by Hills Bank, will help us make a significant impact in the lives of children in our community.
Take Action: Hold a Strike Out Hunger Food Drive
- Download the Strike Out Hunger Food Drive Flyer
- Download the Strike Out Hunger Infographic
- Download the Top 10 Items Needed Shopping List
- Tell Us About Your Food Drive and Request Donation Barrels