Hosting a fundraising event helps to increase awareness of the FEED THE CITY mission: impacting lives and restoring hope to others in the surrounding community by providing food during the holiday seasons. We know we cannot achieve this mission without the generous support of businesses like yours! You play a vital role in helping us reach our goal of feeding over 2000 Middle Georgia families in need a Thanksgiving meal on November 17th. The money you help us raise will purchase items for these meals.
You can support FEED THE CITY during our upcoming drive weeks of November 5th-November 11th and November 12th-November 17th:
The City of Warner Robins named October 16, 2012, Feed the City Awareness Day. The day was chosen to give an opportunity to raise awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Middle Georgia. There are many families; mothers, children, and elderly who struggle to provide meals for themselves. This is especially true during the holiday season. We at Feed the City know this all to well as we have served 50,000 people since 1997.
Feed the City, along with its sponsors, are asking all Middle Georgians to extend the impact of Feed the City Awareness Day throughout the rest of the week and to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across our community. You can support this initiative by donating via our donate page or dropping off donations at Drop-Off Boxes located around the community.
Feed the City began in 1997 out of a request from our food bank clients to get a basket of food for Thanksgiving with specific needs for that meal. We gave out about a dozen baskets that year and each year it has grown. By 2005 100 families were fed and in 2011 over 1,700 families received food for Thanksgiving meal. Feed the City has fed over 50,000 people since 1997.The donated grocery bags consist of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, sweet peas, cake mix, frosting and bread or biscuit mix.
While every American is morally offended by the existence of childhood hunger, pediatricians and public health professionals see the tragic effects of this unnecessary condition graphically imprinted on the bodies and minds of children;
• Hungry children are sick more often, and more likely to have to be hospitalized (the costs of which are passed along to the business community as insurance and tax burdens);
• Hungry children suffer growth impairment that precludes their reaching their full physical potential,
• Hungry children incur developmental impairments that limit their physical, intellectual and emotional development.