Amidst school closures across the U.S. this past spring, our concern turned to how to best help children who are already living in vulnerable situations.
Many children in our program rely on school lunches and on our Backpack Feeding Program to ensure they are receiving adequate meals throughout the day and on the weekends. Without the support they receive at school, they risk facing hunger at home. Thankfully, because of our donors and sponsors, just like you, and the hard work of our volunteer coordinators in the U.S., students continued to receive food even though school was out. Thank you for all that you do to help children in need!
What is our COVID-19 Response Fund?
Since many children — both in the United States and abroad — rely upon free or reduced-price school meals during the week, one of the greatest challenges they face during these school closures is access to adequate food.
Also, many of the children in our program live in group homes and have nowhere to go during this time of crisis. In these cases, in addition to food, cleaning supplies and other hygiene-related items are in demand to help keep children healthy and safe.
Donations to our COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to provide food and emergency supplies to the children in our program who are in immediate need.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR RESPONSE to COVID-19
Responding to COVID-19 in the United States
Our International Response to the COVID-19 Crisis