Wee Volunteer, CitySquare “Food on the Move”
Wee Volunteers will board the Locomotion Bus to help deliver meals to food insecure families with children. We believe it is especially impactful when our kid volunteers sit and enjoy the meal with our neighbors. After the meal, there will be time to enjoy playground and outdoor activities. Doing this takes away the stigma of standing in line for food and it also provides physical activity for latchkey kids.
Ninety percent of DISD students qualify for free and reduced price lunches at school. When school is not in session, those children are at risk of going hungry when they lose access to free lunch programs. In addition, financial burdens that come up during the school year force many parents to struggle to provide dinners for their families. There are two programs that exist within Food on the Move to combat these challenges–our summer feeding program and afterschool meal program. Food on the Move takes a stand against childhood hunger statewide, now offering support in Dallas, Austin, Waco, and Denver, Colorado.
The Summer Feeding Program with CitySquare delivers more summer meals than any other nonprofit organization in the State of Texas. In summer 2013, they delivered more than 1,000,000 lunches to nearly 20,000 children and youth from low-income neighborhoods, churches, nonprofits, and summer camps. Wee Volunteer wants to help raise that number this year!
**Project fee: $10 per person
**Volunteers MUST register for the project!
How to Sign Up
Click here to participate. Please register each person, adults and children, in your group separately. Finally, to confirm your registration, pay for your spots within 24 hours at www.weevolunteer.org through the “Donate” button.