There’s more than enough food to go around but it takes creativity and passion to make sure it gets to the plates of those who can’t regularly supply for themselves or their families the amount and quality of food necessary for healthy living. Kids Helping Kids has partnered with Community Plates, a technology-fueled food-rescue platform, to help put an end to hunger.
We need more young people to lead the charge toward ending hunger for children in Fairfield County and beyond. If want help us end food hunger, contact us! Let’s not let another day go by with kids going to bed hungry.
Lexi Kelley and Jessie Quindlen, 9th graders at St. Luke’s School, have started this food rescue program at their school with the help of head chef, Lisa O’Gorman from Flik. She enthusiastically comments, “This is a wonderful program initiated by the teens supported by Community Plates. We usually have over 10 trays of food every Friday that gets picked up by Community Plates volunteer drivers and delivered to people in need. It is an easy and effective way to help our teens make an impact in the world today one child at a time”.
KHK has an after school program with the Carver Center at Norwalk High School. Every semester, the youth explore their passions and turn it into action to help the community. This semester their focus is to end hunger for children in Fairfield County. They have named themselves, the Kids Helping Kids Hunger Helpers and are dedicated to rescuing food that would otherwise be thrown away and redirect it to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. ”Partnering with Community Plates is a perfect resource for us to make this happen” states Smana Seradieu, 11th grader at NHS. ”Being part of Kids Helping Kids has made us realize the power we have to create positive change in our community. Every project we do is created, managed and led by us. It makes me know that I can really make a difference.” Melissa Gabriel,11th grader at NHS, proudly shared.