In 2009, the program began providing weekend meals for children attending City of Huntsville Elementary Schools. In some of our schools, a majority of the children meet federal poverty guidelines for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.
What happens, however, with these children over a weekend when school meals are not available?
That is where Children First comes in. Together we can end childhood hunger.
What do we do?
Each week Project Food Pack volunteers assemble bags of food for children that teachers and school administrators have identified as being at high risk for hunger. On Fridays the bags are discretely placed in the children's backpacks, providing them with food for the weekend.
How can you help?
Donate food items from our Wish List. Volunteer to pack bags of food. Sponsor a week of fresh fruit. Organize a food drive. Donate money to be used to buy food in bulk from places like the North Alabama Food Bank.