For too many of our kids, our lunch could be the only meal they eat that day.
In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily halted our in-person meals. But we kept serving food on the weekends. Any child could stop by the F Street Community Center on Saturday and Sunday to pick up a sack lunch.
And we didn’t stop there. We expanded our services to provide children with a bag of food, enough to feed them breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week. We continued providing sack lunches and food bags to our kids until September 2021.
Now, we’re back to seeing our kids in person. Here are a few things our kids and their parents have to say about our program.
Why We Feed Kids on the Weekends
Today was a very emotional day. While at F Street, I had the honor of sitting with a young boy (maybe 6 years old). He was eating his 3rd plate of food. I got him some juice.
“Thank you,” he said.
I sat down to talk to him. It’s Sunday today, the last time he ate was Friday.
I told him that we would have a backpack of food for him before he left. As I was getting up from the chair, tears ran down my cheek, I heard this sweet and quiet little voice say, “Thank you for my backpack.”
This is why we do what we do. My heart is full. ❤March 15, 2020
why we do what we do
Today was a reminder of why we do what we do, feeding children at F Street Community Center. A young man maybe 7 years old came up for his 4th piece of pizza.
Young man: “This is the only thing I’ve eaten so I’m trying to get my tummy full.”
Humbled, tearful and so grateful for everyone who makes it possible for the children at F Street to eat a meal. For some the only one they will eat that day.June 8, 2019
Why we started our food pantry
My heart is heavy this morning. Working Mom . . . [only] able to put one meal a day on the table. Thank goodness the kids can eat breakfast and lunch at school. The kids come to F Street on the weekends to eat lunch.
This is why we do what we do. If anyone would like to donate gift cards . . . I would like to buy them some powdered milk and cereal stuff for the weekends so they can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends.October 2, 2017