When you buy a That’s Caring gift, we provide supplies for a hungry child’s weekend food bag.
Why Weekend Food bags Often times, for a child in a food-insecure household, the only meal he or she receives is one provided by his or her school. When that child goes home for the weekend, though, he or she no longer has that guaranteed daily meal. A weekend bag ensures that hungry children in our area have the fuel they need to:
Be active. Kids in food-insecure households struggle with energy levels. Without the proper nutrition, children don’t have what they need to be active . This leads to even more health issues and concerns. A simple weekend bag could mean the difference between a sick child and a healthy one.
Do homework. When anyone goes without sustenance for long enough, all tasks become a struggle. Children in food-insecure households have trouble focusing on homework assignments, papers and projects. Their imaginations suffer, and so does their ability to learn. The nutrition in these weekend bags lead to greater focus and attention on schoolwork.
Gain confidence. Many children feel insecure when they’re not given enough to eat. Confidence levels drop and development is affected. But, when a child has enough food to not only last through the day but also to keep up relationships with peers, he or she gains confidence and starts to interact more with others.
How it Works We work with a local school district to supply food-insecure children with the nutrients and sustenance they need to be active, confident and studious over the weekend.
When you purchase a That’s Caring gift, we provide supplies for a weekend bag. The weekend bags go straight to the schools with whom we have partnered and are handed out with care and discretion. The bags are distributed discretely to avoid drawing attention to a child in a delicate home situation.
Bag in hand, each child goes home with enough food to eat comfortably for the entire weekend until he or she is back in school and able to receive school-provided meals.
What and Where We Give
We work with schools in Cook County to provide weekend bags to at-risk and food-insecure children in local districts.
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Our weekend bags include products well-suited for children in need of nutritious, fun and beneficial foods that stay fresh throughout the weekend.
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