Target Hunger News

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A-Hundred Pennies 4-Hunger

Target Hunger is calling all men, women, boys and girls to join in the collection to help us fight hunger in Houston.  Throughout the months of April, May and June, we're asking for your support!

 

Join the fight against hunger by asking every member of your family, church, mosque, synagogue, temple, school, corporation or organization to collect A Hundred Pennies 4-Hunger and donate them to Target Hunger.

 

June is Hunger Awareness Month and also the close of the public school year.  Many families who struggle to make ends meet will take on the additional expense of replacing two meals each day per child over the summer break.  Those families with children who receive free or reduced-priced meals will now need additional groceries to replace the breakfasts and lunches their children were receiving at school - with no additional income.

 

Hunger Facts:  1 out of 6 children in the greater Houston area go to bed hungry.  With 16 million children struggling with hunger in America, it's time we work together to make sure no child goes without the nutritious meals they need to grow and learn.

 

Your 100 Pennies will purchase:

  • 2 pounds of fresh vegetables                    
  • 2 pounds of fresh fruit
  • 1 pound of dried beans
  • 1 pound of fresh meat
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 canned vegetable
  • 1 pound of pasta
  • 1 pound of rice
  • 2 cans of tuna
Joining the collection is easy!  You can host an actual collection drive or a virtual one.
  • Complete and return the commitment form
  • Request collection containers, or use your own
  • Pickup containers at Target Hunger (we'll deliver 15 or more)
  • A gallon container is expected to hold just over $63.00!

To host a Virtual Hundred Pennies 4-Hunger campagin, set up your personal/group fundraising page here.

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