Many of our community’s homeless and at-risk children often can’t be sure where their next meal will come from. Thankfully, the Serving Our Kids Foundation is working to change that.
Today I’m excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a great local charity: the Serving Our Kids Foundation. This 100% grass-roots organization is entirely volunteer-run, and helps to feed local elementary school-aged children who are at-risk or homeless.
To help you better understand how this foundation runs, I met for a quick discussion with my fellow volunteer, Dale Darkas. Dale explains that the Serving Our Kids Foundation raises most of its supplies and donations through their Saturday food drives at Sam’s Club, which tend to collect anywhere between $3,500- and $8,000-worth of food—but the organization also receives donations from other sources as well.
To give you a couple of examples, one local massage therapist incentivizes her clients to donate by offering discounted services to those who do, and a local Eagle Scout recently donated over 10,000 bottles of water. It just goes to show how many people in the community are pitching in to help make a difference.
Through efforts like these, the foundation is able to serve over 3,000 children across 60 schools every single week.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please visit www.servingourkids.org for more information about what the foundation does and how you can become a part of it. It only takes a couple of hours each week to make a massive difference in the lives of local children.
As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.