Time 2 Give
I was shocked when I read that 21% of Tennessee children live in poverty. Yes, we have faced financial difficulty in our families, like most Americans however I can’t imagine not having any food to feed my children at home. That kind of poverty I can’t wrap my mind around. All I can think about is my little ones, and how often they tell me they are hungry during the day. We might be out of milk, or their favorite snack but I’ve never had to look in their little eyes and tell them there is no food.
“Hunger Wipeout” – East Tennesse / North Georgia Area”
What is Hunger Wipeout?
Both Children and adults will have loads of fun.
- Lupi’s Pizza will be onsite if you want to picnic in our beautiful garden area
- We have some great prizes to give away
- Hippie Radio will be broadcasting – so music will be plenty
- 12 obstacle challenges
- Plus: face painting, seed bomb making, paper plate art, & shaving cream art
How can I participate?
To participate, please fill out a registration form, either the Family Registration Form, or the Individual Registration Form. Then have everyone sign a separate Participant Waiver.
$15 per family/ $8 per individual Registration will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am. As soon as you get checked in, you can start the obstacle challenge! Don’t miss this great event to help fight childhood hunger. All proceeds go to our sack pack program.
According to USDA statistics, 21% of Tennessee children live in poverty
On school days these children receive a nutricious meal through the free or reduced lunch program. However, there are some children who have no food at home to eat during the weekends. To help eliminate this problem, the Food Bank created the Sack Pack program. Sack Packs are bags of food that children take home from school on Friday. These bags contain child-friendly products – easy to open, easy to feed themselves.
During the 2010 – 2011 school year, the Food Bank delivered 144,000 Sack Packs to 32 schools.