Update, March 25, 2020:
Hello everyone, as you know the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people and places worldwide. A really scary thing for me as a public school student is that now that schools are closed down, millions of children will go without meals from school that they rely on and are sometimes the only meals they have access to.
I'm once again asking for your help in raising funds to be directly donated to ThreeSquare, Nevada’s food bank. Since food banks have more reach and access to communities than the average person, donating funds is an extremely helpful way to help provide relief to families and children now that schools and non-essential businesses have shut down. If there were struggling families before, it’s even worse now because most families in the service industry live day to day on tips.
Thank you in advance for your support, any bit helps!
Hi there! My name is Jordyn, I'm 11 years old, and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. This summer, I'm raising money to help feed hungry children in my community because I think everyone deserves a full belly.
Last year, I noticed one of my classmates didn’t have lunch so I started sharing my snacks with them. Soon I started packing an extra lunch and gave them an extra sandwich, snacks, and some extra fruit. They were so appreciative! This got me thinking that if one student didn’t have lunch, there are probably others that didn’t have lunch too. It made me really sad because I don’t want any of my classmates to be hungry. That day I decided I wanted to do something to help.
I originally thought of hosting a food drive but I didn’t want anyone to feel embarrassed having to pick up food. Instead, I teamed up with an awesome local organization called Three Square and we put on a virtual food drive. Our first fundraiser last winter raised enough money to help supply over 6,000 meals to hungry peers in my community.
This summer, I knew I wanted to raise the bar. Summer is the hungriest time of year for my friends who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch. This time around, I’m trying to raise enough money to help provide even more meals so that my peers and friends don't have to worry about anything but having fun this summer! $1 helps provide 3 meals for people in need so if we work together we can make a huge impact.
Goal #1: $2,000 will help me provide 6,000 meals
Goal #2: $5,000 will help me provide 15,000 meals
Goal #3: $10,000 will help me provide 30,000 meals
I really wish that i could feed every kid in the whole entire world, but I feel like this is a really good start! Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit Three Square and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me!
About Three Square: Three Square is Southern Nevada's only food bank and largest hunger-relief organization, serving Las Vegas and four rural counties (Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda). We work with over 1,300 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools, government agencies and businesses to reach struggling individuals and families at risk for hunger.
To see more and keep up with my efforts to help end childhood hunger on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordyn_lenae/
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