Almost everyone knows the feeling of skipping a meal. At first you may not notice it but the second your stomach growls almost assault the person next to you, you become aware. For most, this feeling isn’t a regular feeling but rather a rather unfortunate side effect of being too busy. For some, however this feeling is one that they deal with on a daily basis.
Educators found a solution to this problem for today’s youth by providing reduced lunches to these students during the school year. They were aware that the meal they provided may be the only meal this child eats all day. These type of programs are a fantastic depiction of generosity and compassion that people have; but what happens when school is out for the summer?
The children go back to not eating, or eating very little having to share with siblings and parents until the school is back in session.
An organization thought this was unacceptable, so they set out to create a program to fix it and Frame USA and Art & Canvas decided to help them out by choosing this program as our July 2015 Charity of the Month.
Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing center, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, created The Peanut Butter Program. The program was designed to provide children and their families with peanut butter for meals during the summer months.
This organization’s vision is to “help [their] clients break their cycle of dependency, and regain their status as productive participants in society.” The creation of The Peanut Butter Program is making them one step closer to making their vision a reality by feeding the city’s youth!
We are so passionate about this cause that we have planned an internal event that we’ve done once before with such fantastic results that we would do it again : Pie A Manager in the Face for Charity. Stay tuned next week for the full messy report, don’t worry there will be pictures!