5 ways to fight hunger this holiday seaso
At Filling in the Blanks, we’re Feeding the Next Generation – and our help is needed now more than ever. GOBankingRates recently reported that child hunger spiked 25 percent between January and July of 2022 after child tax credits were repealed. That means for thousands of local families, a destructive pandemic has led straight into another crisis.
Now that the holidays are here, you may be thinking, how can I make a difference? Here are five steps you can take to fight child hunger:
1. Volunteer with a local organization
Groups like FITB need your help! Every one of the 130,149 meal bags we’ve sent to children across Connecticut and Lower Westchester this year was hand-packed. That’s a lot of hands, and we need your support. Donate as little or as much time as you can – we’re all just happy to have you! Want to volunteer at FITB? Click here.
2. Shop through Amazon Smile
Most of us will do some holiday shopping online, which means many of us will be doing so through Amazon. When you shop through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase can help us fill Weekend Meal Bags with promo code FITB!
3. Be active on social media
The more people who know about our mission, the better, and the same is true across the non-profit community! You can help raise awareness for our work in fighting local childhood hunger by sharing our community call to action on Facebook.
4. Contact local officials to see how you can help
Are there events in your town aimed at helping fight against food insecurity? Your local elected officials will know if and where these are, along with any potential legislative solutions that are in the pipeline. If you know what’s happening, you can help!
5. Donate today!
We rely entirely on your generosity to feed the next generation. Anything you are able to give helps us in our mission to end the weekend meal gap in our area, allowing children and families to live their best lives. Give today.
From the bottom of our hearts, have a happy, healthy finish to the year, and we can’t wait to see you in 2023!