In 2010, 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 32.6 million adults and 16.2 million children. Nearly 14 million children are estimated to be served by Feeding America, over 3 million of which are ages 5 and under. (Numbers provided by Feeding America)
Those numbers are appalling, shocking, and down right disturbing. We live in one of the greatest countries in the world and there are people who don’t know when their next meal will come.
Which is why this year we are participating in a canned food drive called Souper Bowl of Caring (check out the Facebook event). This drive happens all across America with the donations go to local food banks. Our donations specifically are going to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
We will have three donation locations on campus starting Feb 1-Feb 18:
- ISAT, &
- Camus Ministry at Haas House (741 S. Main St.)
- Baptist Campus Ministries (711 S. Main St.)
- Catholic Campus Ministries (1052 S. Main St.)
Lets see how many hungry people we can feed! Last year this nationwide effort raised over $10million worth of food donations! Bins are out and about now, bring as much as you can because every little bit helps. Be the Change JMU. Be the Change.