FOOD FOR ALL SUMMER INITIATIVES
This SUMMER there are a number of anti-hunger initiatives helping local families dealing with nutritional insecurity! Another example of “people helping people helping people!”
Food For All is scheduled for Friday, June 13. MTPS students and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to school where teachers will send all collections to a central location. Non-profit volunteers will pick up the goods from the schools and delivered them to the specified pantry locations. In April more than 500 pounds of food were collected from MTPS schools. The in May we raised roughly the same amount of food! Imagine if each student in Moorestown brought just ONE non-perishable item to school that would equate to more than 4,000 pounds of food! Even if HALF of the student body brings one item – a bag of rice – a can of soup – a box of cereal – a jar of peanut butter – that would be nearly 2,000 pounds of food!
Food For All will be conducted during the summer months through community partners the Moorestown Department of Parks & Recreation, the Township of Moorestown the Moorestown Library, Sunnybrook Swim Club and other community partners! Check the live civilly, inc. website June 30 to find food drop-off locations!
Food For All is a community effort performed with the support of local non-profits, live civilly, inc., MooreKids, Our Shared Ground and Sean Fischel Connect, as well as the MEA, MTPS teachers and students. The Food For All project occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month and is a food drive that supports the Bethel AME Pantry, First Baptist Pantry and the live civilly, inc./Ministerium Pantry to help local families in need. The local non-profits serve as connectors between the schools and help to facilitate delivery and assistance at the pantries.
This summer Moorestown students youth will continue their assistance of the anti-hunger initiatives in a variety of capacities: from academic studies of the effort to developing new networks and ideas to help maintain food reserves for local families. live civilly, inc.’s partnerships with its own Community Supported Gardens, Our Shared Ground, the Burlington County Famers Market and Browning- Hess Farm will bring fresh produce to families as well. For more information about collaborative efforts please contact us.
live civilly, inc. has set up youth and family volunteer opportunities EVERY FRIDAY so that our youngest community members can actively engage in the sorting and organization of pantry goods. Volunteers are given the opportunity to actively engage in the pantry operations and are given a lesson about food insecurity and ways who help. If you or your family is interested in volunteering at the pantry please visit our Sign Up Genius.
Food that is collected through the Food For All effort is redistributed through three food pantries located in Moorestown. Families are welcomed into any of these pantries to receive assistance with food insecurity. Each month each pantry serves many families seeking not only nutritional assistance, but also educational assistance and life skills development opportunities.
For more information visit our website at www.livecivilly.org.
…PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE…