The face of hunger isn’t what you might think. Nationally, one in six children face hunger, but kids in Central Texas have a tougher time. One in four children in Central Texas don’t know where their next meal will come from.
The Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have joined to create Hunger Is, a joint charitable program to help fight child hunger. The initiative supports the Food Bank’s BackPack program which provides packs of nutritious breakfasts, snacks, and other meals to children every Friday afternoon for them to take home and share with their family throughout the weekend.
By providing food to take home over the weekend, BackPack addresses a critical need and ensures fewer gaps in services for food insecure children in Central Texas. Last year, Hunger Is donated $40,000 to help support our BackPack program and helped us distribute more than 8,400 BackPacks across our 21 county service territory.
You can help ensure the children playing down the street have full stomachs when you shop at Randalls from now until October 15 and make a donation at the register. With just $1, can help provide four nutritious meals to ensure kids have the energy they need to learn and grow. Together we can help fight child hunger!
Learn more about our BackPack program below: