Today, SOS Radio held a drive-thru Food drive, as part of it Summer Passport project for non-profit Serving Our Kids Foundation and asked supporters to STOP by, POP your trunk, and DROP off your donation! Help fight childhood hunger.
The organization collected food items such as Instant Oatmeal Packs, Granola bars, Cup Noodles, Apple Sauce Cups, Crackers, and Ravioli cans. Serving our Kids Foundation is dedicated to feeding and serving the needs of Clark County children.
While there are governmental programs and other organizations that provide children in need with breakfast and lunch on weekdays during school, weekends can be an issue. Since 2012, Serving Our Kids has stepped in to fill the weekend nutrition gap of vulnerable kids and now assists 3,500 children, grades K-8, in 70 schools who would otherwise go hungry. Referrals for weekend food bags are up 27 percent over last year, but the actual number of kids needing weekend nutrition assistance is estimated between 8,000 to 10,000.
The nonprofit organization mobilizes the strength of community volunteers and donations. In addition to non-perishable food items, personal care items also are collected.
For information, donations, volunteering and partnership opportunities, visit http://www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.