While I have been off gallivanting around Oregon for the last few weeks, several San Diego food bloggers have been working hard to raise funds for a wonderful cause. Headed up by Alice of Alice Q. Foodie and Caron of San Diego Foodstuff, the focus of this holiday drive is to raise funds to support the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
Do you realize that many elementary school children rely heavily on free and reduced-cost meals at school, and do not have food available to them on the weekends or during school holidays? The San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack program was created to provide chronically hungry elementary school students with backpacks full of food each Friday to help them through the weekend. Food 4 Kids is effective because it provides food directly to the children, without requiring their parents to receive a referral to a local food pantry, pick up food at the pantry or prepare it at home.
The program costs a mere $6.00 per week per child to fund, and a donation of $250.00 will fund a backpack for a child for the entire 36 week school year. Giving what you can afford will help us ensure the program continues to provide this much needed service!
San Diego’s food bloggers and other members of the local community have come together to raise funds for the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, and are very close to reaching today’s goal of $5000. As an added incentive to donate, several wonderful prizes will be given away in a drawing at the Food 4 Kids donation booth tomorrow at the Little Italy Mercato. For every $25 you donate, you will receive one entry in the drawing. You needn’t be present at the drawing to win, although if you are there, you get to choose your prize! To be eligible to win a prize, your donation needs to be received by 8pm tonight (December 11).
Visit Alice Q. Foodie for more details about the drawing and to view the growing list of available prizes, or just head right over and donate now! Please consider skipping a night of eating out next week and instead donate the $25 to help keep San Diego’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program up and running.