You can host a simple donation drive and deliver hope to hungry children. It’s easy! Companies, individuals, places of worship and service organizations host drives for children served by Kids’ Meals all of the time.
JUICE BOX HEROES
Our 2017 Summer Juice Box Champion is Palais Royal/Stage Stores who collected more than 17,000 juice boxes for our children! We are grateful to them for their incredible effort and work to deliver hope to the future of Houston. Special thanks to other participants -NextEra Energy, Phillips 66, Alpha Kappa Alpha-Omega Chapter. We will have another Juice Box Challenge summer ’18, but we are ALWAYS in need of juice boxes as we go through more than 2,800 per day.
LUNCH PACK DRIVE
Every weekday in our kitchen, we prepare 2,500 – 4,500 meals for hungry children, thanks to the help of our volunteers. You can also assemble easy lunch packs at your own location and we will pick them up! Each lunch pack should include a protein item, healthy snack, and juice/water. Ideas include: fruit cups, chewy granola bars, Vienna sausages, apple sauce, crackers, pretzels, fruit snacks, individual peanut butter packets, Smuckers Uncrustables, or any non-perishable, kid-friendly food items. You can utilize this flyer to promote the lunch pack program with your group. Contact Caroline@kidsmealshouston.org for more information.
In addition to healthy delivered meals, Kids’ Meals delivers grocery bags to the families enrolled in our program. You can have a general food drive to collect items that can help feed our 1,500 families. Contact Caroline@kidsmealshouston.org for more information. Food items can include but are not limited to:
SANDWICH BAG DRIVE
We go through 2,500 – 4,500 Zip loc sandwich bags every weekday. You can host a zip loc bag drive or pick up a few boxes while you do your own shopping. You can download this flyer and post it at your office, church, or anywhere you want to host a drive. Bags can be dropped off at 330 Garden Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77018 anytime between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact Caroline@kidsmealshouston.org for more information.
Your group or company can raise funds to benefit hungry children. Support Kids’ Meals with a monetary donation by hosting a FUNraiser. Make it a competition between different groups and make it fun! Contact Cynthia@kidsmealshouston.org for more information.
SUMMER JUICE BOX CHALLENGE
Each summer, in addition to feeding the 2,500 preschool-aged children in the program, Kids’ Meals increases deliveries by up to 2,000 children per delivery day to include feeding the school-age siblings of their clients.
This year, Kids’ Meals will be providing over 660,000 healthy meals to children in need. Each meal includes a 100% fruit juice box. Join Kids’ Meals for their Inaugural Summer Juice Box Challenge, and compete against Houston companies and groups to become the “2017 Kids’ Meals Summer Juice Box Challenge Winner”.
We will track how many juice boxes each group donates. The competition ends August 31st. Companies can choose whatever dates within that time frame to do the challenge if they want a shorter competition.
Winner will be announced on September 4, 2017 and will be featured in the November issue of Absolutely Memorial Magazine, Kids’ Meals social media, website and a special Kids’ Meals email announcement.
You can use this flyer to promote the challenge with your group.
Contact Kelsey@kidsmealshouston.org for more information.
FIGHTING CHILDHOOD HUNGER RIGHT AT THEIR DOORSTEPS
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Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children.