Campaign Against Summer Hunger

 

 

Match Dollar-for-Dollar 

School Ends, Hunger Begins – Part 4
There are 40,000 kids in Sarasota and Desoto Counties who will need our help finding nutritious food this summer. No one can tell by looking at a child that he or she is hungry. Because smiles mask it and laughter muffles it, child hunger is deceptive, and it exists everywhere. Please join the Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Every dollar donated is matched, from now until May 15.

 

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One purpose. One community. 40,000 reasons to give.

School Ends, Hunger Begins – Part 3

For many of us, the idea of kids having a “normal summer” conjures images of sunshine, friends, games and laughter. Sadly, when school ends, hunger begins for 40,000 children right here in our community. We are dedicated to helping these children get the nutritious food they need so that they can be the fun-loving, carefree children that they deserve to be, because hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.

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Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation

Emily and Mia do everything together

Smiles mask it. Laughter muffles it. But the hunger is still there. You can’t tell by looking at a child that he or she is hungry. By nature, children are happy and seemingly carefree. But just because you can’t hear the growl doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

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School Ends, Hunger Begins

Meet Emily and Mia
At school, Emily and Mia are inseparable and eat lunch together every day. But when school ends, hunger begins for one of them. Follow Emily and Mia as their story of friendship and hunger unfolds.

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Special thanks to our media partners:

BIZ941 iHeartMedia Venice Gondolier
Comcast Spotlight Observer Group Venice Magazine
Edible Sarasota  Sarasota Magazine WUSF
Herald-Tribune Group

 

Special thanks to our community partners:

Allstate Insurance Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Saramana 4424 FOE
Alorica Grace Community Church Sarasota County Tax Collector
American Insurance Agency Direct Gulf and Bay Men’s Tour Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
American Momentum Bank Gulfcoast Eye Center Sherry Ellis Law, PLLC
Baltimore Orioles Humana Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
Brick’s Smoked Meats Huntington Place Apartments Starbucks
Café Venice Hyatt Regency Sarasota State College of Florida Foundation
Caldwell Trust Intercoastal Medical Group Tarpon Shores Dental Pro Tennis Classic
Children’s World Uniform Supply Kanaya Condominium Association The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Condo on the Bay Knights of Columbus The Sarasota-Manatee Originals
Cranberry Elementary School Macy’s Toasted Mango Café
Crown Castle Mission Valley Golf & Country Club TopKnot Salon
Dealer’s United MOGCI: Managers of the Gulf Coast, Inc Unidos Now
Dept of Children and Families Out Of Door Academy Venice Golf and Country Club
Esplanade by Siesta Key Professional Supplement Center Venice MainStreet
Forty Carrots Family Center Regency Condo Wilde Honda
Friends of the Sarasota Ballet Ringling College of Art and Design Woodside South
George Winston Concert Sabal Palm Bank YouFit
Girl Scout Service Unit 11/12 Saint Boniface Church

 


The Campaign Against Summer Hunger dollar-to-dollar match begins April 1 and ends on May 15, 2017. The Campaign raises food and funds to feed children and their families all summer long in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

When school ends, hunger begins for those students who get meals at school, their younger siblings, and for other kids who simply aren’t on the radar of the agencies that gather data. Each year, thousands of children spend the summer without knowing where or when they will eat again. Very conservative estimates place the number of school children in our community who face daily hunger at 21,000. When we factor in the ‘invisible children’ – the younger siblings of those school children and others who aren’t included in official counts – the number of hungry kids is closer to 40,000.

Learn more about summer hunger in our community. 


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Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.