Help End Summer Hunger Together!

For so many of us, summers get very busy. With kids being out of school, camps, vacations, swimming lessons, sporting events and all of the fun activities of the season, we tend to cast aside all routine and the days fly by. But there is a group of people that are counting down the days of summer until school begins again: Parents and children who do not have enough to eat over the summer when school meals are not available.Hunger has become an epidemic in our communities. 1 in 5 children do not have enough to eat in their homes, and Channel One Regional Food Bank is helping feed over 100,000 individuals in our 14-county region. So, what do we do? There is only one way to end hunger: Together.

Channel One Regional Food Bank relies on the help of our partners to help us continue feeding our neighbors in need. Last fiscal year, our
local individual and corporate partners donated enough food for 5,553,598 meals to help feed individuals struggling with hunger.
Together, al of the food drive donations, retail donations, garden produce donations and more are adding up to make a big difference to those who do not have enough to eat. We truly appreciate all of the efforts being made by our partners to help us continue to change lives one meal at a time.

However, over the summer months, food and fund donations are historically the lowest of the year. Unfortunately, this is a time of year when families with school-age children desperately need our help. Please take a moment out of the busyness and fun of the next several months to help Channel One keep our shelves stocked so everyone can thrive and enjoy the warmer air and sunshine with the nutrients they need. To donate, click here.


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Channel One Regional Food Bank, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.