So what do these kids do on the weekend for food? Luckily, Omaha has the Completely KIDS Weekend Food Program.
The Weekend Food Program is a unique idea that addresses a very real problem in our community – child hunger. Completely KIDS recognizes that kids cannot learn when their stomachs are aching and they are worried about when their next meal will come. This means weekends are especially tough for many of the children in their program.
Through the Weekend Food Program, on Fridays, children receive bags filled with healthy, child-friendly food so they will have food through the weekend.
Many of the children who receive Weekend Food come from families whose incomes are 200% below the poverty level. Their parents are considered working poor, which creates circumstances that produce hunger and child care issues.
Please help me help these kids have full bellies so they can learn, grow and just be kids who don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.
My goal is to raise $1000. I am working directly with Completely KIDS to make this a reality; but to do so, I need YOUR help! Just $10 funds one child’s backpack for one weekend; $520 sponsors one child for an entire year. If we raise $1000, we together can help feed some kids who would truly appreciate your help.
If you are not able to make a monetary donation, I would be most thrilled if you are able to make a food donation. I am hosting a Rock and Roll Birthday Bash https://www.facebook.com/events/2297352257158063/
on May 26th at The Down Under Lounge (35th and Leavenworth)
8 pm-1 am.; feel free to swing by with these specific food items:
Food Donation Wish List
Pull-tab cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Pull-tab cans of Chef Boyardee or Hormel dinners
Easy Mac (individual size)
Minute Rice (brown rice, 2 packs)
Pull-tab, 8 oz. cans of Del Monte corn or green beans
Pull-tab cans of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail
Unsweetened applesauce (individual size)
Pudding snack cups (any brand)
Corn tortillas (any brand)
Juicy-Juice juice boxes
o Granola bars (any kind) or Trail mix
o Beef sticks
o Cheese crackers
Stay for cake and music from my band, Bathtub Maria , plus The Ronnys and Domestica ! FREE!
Either way, it would mean the world to me if you would help me gather funds and food for Completely KIDS .
All funds and canned goods will be delivered to Completely KIDS on my 50th birthday, May 29th.
Please help me help our kids, thank you.
- Doug Pera
- Bev and Bridget
- Veronica B.
- Sarah Fratt
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