Our annual Tackling Child Hunger campaign, sponsored by our friends United Healthcare, wrapped up last week and it was a success! Thanks to the support of our amazing partners, volunteers, corporate affiliates, schools, and individuals, we were able to collect 120,715 POUNDS OF FOOD!! The food raised from this past month’s campaign will be used to feed the 1,100 families in our We’ve Got Your Back program.
Each of our campaign supporters either hosted their own food drive or donated funds to purchase food for the campaign. Buena Park City Hall participates in our Tackling Child Campaign every year, dividing the different departments into teams, competing to create the best visual displays using the food they collected. Every year they surprise us with how creative they are, but most importantly, they raised over 3,000 pounds food! Our school partners in Buena Park also hosted food drives on their campuses and raised almost 6,000 pounds!
We wrapped up the end of Tackling Child Hunger with a celebration at Rock n’ Brews. The event was attended by our campaign sponsors United Healthcare, partner American Textile Recycling Services, City of Buena Park representatives, loyal volunteers, and staff. We are so grateful for each of those that supported us this past month to help us tackle child hunger!