Mobilizes communities to provide food on the weekends to children
Statistics as of: 2/20
CURRENT UPDATE (9/4/2020) ON COVID-19 RESPONSE
Weekend Survival Kits has been working diligently with all partners, donors and volunteers to ramp up for the 2020-2021 school year. It’s more crucial now than ever that we help assist the amazing Food Service Departments at each of the school districts we serve to ensure no child goes hungry throughout the entire week.
Support from wonderful groups such as the HELO Club allows us to have faith and confidence in our mission! As we venture into a “virtual learning” environment the distribution of kits will look a little different this year. Over 20,500 pounds of food has been ordered from the Greater Lansing Food Bank with our first packing session being scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd.
We will begin distributing kits the first week in October. We are planning on delivering kits based on the needs and wishes of each school/district. Please stay informed by frequently visiting our website at www.weekendsurvivalkits.org and following us on Facebook/Instagram. As always, we are committed to keeping our volunteers, schools, delivery drivers, and the families we serve SAFE! Thank you for your continued support!
The Weekend Survival Kits Team
More About Donations: Thanks to all of you who have prioritized a gift to Weekend Survival Kits. Your support is much needed. As time goes on, it is clear that we will be identifying greater need for the weekend food supports, and that will cost more money. Please join us in providing food and hope to the kids we are serving by going to the donate page. www.weekendsurvivalkits.org/donate or simply tap the donate button at the top right corner of the home page.
Your support means the world to us! You can help us fulfill our mission with financial support.
IMPACT REPORT Released for Review
As we closed the books on 2018, our seventh year of service to families who are experiencing food insecurity through mostly elementary schools in five counties, we are filled with gratitude. It is a deep and enduring gratitude for all the support we have received both from donors and volunteers. This report is to help you understand the impact of the work we do and to understand the continuing needs of school children in our area. Growth has been exhilarating, challenging and sometimes sobering. Especially sobering when we realize that the increase in schools and individual children represents thousands of stories of heroism, courage, and heartbreak which we will never be able to share. By its nature, due to confidentiality promises, we do not often get to hear about the challenges which qualify families to participate in this program…
To learn more about the Weekend Survival Kits performance across all the schools we serve, click on the report image.