60 Hour Children Food Gap
End 60 Hours of Hunger
The Way Family Christian Center is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 60 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning.
How does the program help?
This program, established in Plattekill, New York , puts nourishing food in the hands of elementary school children to carry them through the weekend. Volunteers purchase the food, pack the bags and deliver them to the offices of the selected elementary schools. From there, a school employee delivers the food to the classrooms of the individual participating students. The students take the food home on Friday afternoon. The cycle starts again, every week.
Each bag of food costs $10 each week per child and provides two breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share!
The program is completely volunteer.
100% of the donated funds received purchases food for these children. All efforts are voluntary! No one gets paid!
Storing the Food
Great news! We have a permanent 20 x 40 facility