Snacks@Schools - Wake County

$465 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 23 months
Jen Greenholt
on behalf of Sylvester Carolan
It’s hard to learn on an empty stomach.

Hunger is a problem in North Carolina, especially for our children. More than one in five households with children suffers from food hardship. In Wake County, more than a third of students apply for free or reduced lunches. While meal programs help, developing minds need extra fuel during the critical stretch between lunch and the end of the day.

Snacks@Schools provides snack support directly to classrooms, at no cost to schools, to bridge the gap between lunch and the end of the day for hungry children. This program is currently available at three elementary schools in the Cary–Raleigh area.

The Rotary Club of Raleigh Parkside began developing this project in August 2016, when a club member's nine-year-old daughter reported that her classmates were going hungry during snack time.

While this began as a grassroots effort led by passionate individuals, in order to expand in a sustainable way, we need your support. The average school in our program goes through approximately 300 snacks in a month. This fund is designed to support our three current schools for the upcoming year, and additional funds will allow us to expand to additional schools in need.

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Here in Raleigh, we are gearing up for #GivingTuesday with lots of opportunities to participate. I don’t know about you, but being around hangry relatives gave me a new appreciation for what kids feel in the afternoons if they don’t have a snack. I’m so grateful for the support we’ve received, and so are the teachers at Reedy Creek Elementary, Reedy Creek Middle, Adams Elementary, and Wildwood Elementary.

Thank you!
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Can you help us fill up Joanie Applesauce? (She's hiding just to the left.) Stop by CaraGreen on Glenwood South--right across from a convenience store--or donate online!
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Check out this short video explaining why we do what we do, and how you can help! #1in3 #helpushelpthem
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This week, we're naming our local Raleigh snack collection box "monsters." Visit our FB page to join the fun!
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$465 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 23 months
Created March 19, 2017
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Ralph Engelberger
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I am always glad to help teachers!

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