Through a friend, I was introduced to Good Eats, a program that feeds elementary school children, every weekend. Sadly, all over our country, there are children that eat all their meals at school through government subsidized programs. As a result, over the weekend when they are not in school, they do not eat. Good Eats comes in to schools where there is a need and gives students a package of food to put in their backpacks for the weekend. Often times these kids do not have can openers or fridges that work — so the food has to be nonperishable and have a shelf life. Yes, the goal is to change the world through KALE (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE KALE), but the reality, is that the food needs to be accessible and easy for the kids to eat. Basic hunger.
If you are in NYC (or in LA) and want to donate your time, let me know! And if you don’t have time or energy but have money, everything helps. The money Good Eats raises goes directly to the food — no one on Good Eats gets a paycheck. As Adam says “We consider the work we do an honor and a privilege. Every person who donates dollars has a direct impact on a child’s health, happiness and future success.” I am thrilled to start this valuable work with Good Eats and cannot wait to get more involved.