With the statistics that have been published by Polk County by Hunger Free Polk County (the sourcing was Des Moines University) and the statistics from the Food Bank of Iowa, I decided to help the children in our State by sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s School Pantry and Backpack Programs.
I learned a lot and I found the results appalling, heartbreaking and unacceptable. I feel like we are sitting in the richest country on the planet. We are in a top agricultural State and are home to the World Food Prize, yet we still have children going hungry.
In memory of my husband, Dan Sears, I decided to make my small attempt to help the situation. I cannot do this alone. You will notice that we have an unprecedented collaboration of five well-known restaurateurs plus Frances Graziano and the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa providing a fabulous dinner to accompany our presentation for the event.
Here’s what I need and want from you. Please share this on every personal and professional level including your Facebook page, website, newsletters, blogs, fraternal organizations and your children’s/grandchildren’s schools. We need to fill seats at the event and we need cash donations.
This can all be done on Food Bank of Iowa’s website, either personally or your company and the tax letters will be sent from the Food Bank of Iowa directly do you. If I can knock this one out of the park, it is my intention to make this an annual event. Hunger and kids deserve our attention.
Through this Lenten Season, please keep these children in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your support.