“Will there be enough food for dinner tonight?” Food Insecurity in Atlanta neighborhoods.

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This November, in addition to thinking about FOOD, UUCA will also ponder and act on Food Insecurity in Atlanta.

Food Insecurity:  It means “Not knowing whether you will have enough food for the next meal.”

Thankfully, Food Insecurity is rare within our UUCA walls. But among the children at Hope-Hill Elementary School, food insecurity is a living, breathing factor in daily life. Almost all these children are poor and qualify for both free breakfast and free lunch at school. But will there be food at dinner at the end of the month? Is there food on the weekends? Is it nutritious food?

“Love thy Neighbor – especially when s/he is hungry,”                                               November’s spotlight on hunger, is a TiLove thy Neighbor logome to Learn, A Time to Act.             It is a project for ALL UUCA members.

A Time to Donate and Deliver Food:

On Sunday, November 24, UUCA members will pack and deliver 130 boxes of Thanksgiving and other food to families living in the Bedford Pine low- income community, home to a large number of Hope-Hill children.

How can you participate?
1) You and your family can sign up to shop for Thanksgiving items for one Bedford Pine family. You’ll get a grocery list of items to purchase for no more than $20.

Register here to shop for groceries.

2) If you want to help, but cannot shop, you can make a cash donation. We need to raise some cash to purchase hams or chickens for all those boxes.

Register here to donate money.

3) Volunteer yourself or your family that same Sunday, November 24, to pack boxes with food, add notes written by the RE children, and, if you wish, deliver them. At Bedford Pine the food will be distributed to families with the guidance of friends at Operation PEACE.

Register here to pack boxes.

Learn More About Food Insecurity:
Stop at the “Love thy Neighbor” Social Hall table at UUCA every Sunday in November. There you can sign up to shop for a family. Donate money. Volunteer to pack or deliver food boxes. Learn more about Food Insecurity.

And if you are interested in helping UUCA DO MORE about Food Insecurity, we want to know you!!! Drop a note to: PromiseTheChildren@uuca.org


Filed under Events, Help for Homeless and Struggling Families, Hope-Hill Neighborhood Partnership for Academic Excellence

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