The Brown Bag Bunch would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for your financial support over the past year. Since our founding in January, the Brown Bag Bunch (BBB) has given away over 5,000 take-home meals to children who would have otherwise gone home from school hungry, having to wait until school breakfast the next morning to eat again. Children in these types of desperate situations usually rely completely on the school-provided breakfast and lunch programs for their entire day’s worth of nutrition. Thanks to your support, children within our district were able to take home a third meal from school in a brown paper bag, often providing dinner for both themselves and their siblings. It was incredible to see our mission accomplished.
We are now setting our sights on expansion. While the BBB has been effective in our local school district, we know the problem of after school nutrition runs wider than just our small community. A recent survey revealed that over 40% of students in 250-mile radius go home to an empty dinner table. Scientific research shows that this lack of provision not only negatively impacts physical development, but also emotional and educational health. When a child receives a brown bag dinner from the BBB, that child is not only being given a meal; he or she is being given an opportunity to be nourished, to feel safe, and to focus on academics.
It is our goal to expand our program from our local school district, a 50-mile radius, to the surrounding four school districts, covering the aforementioned 250 miles. We aim to increase production of take-home meals by 75%, and we know that with your support we can fund both the grocery purchases and the volunteer workforce needed to make the initiative a reality. It is essential to the well-being of these students that we succeed. We hope that you will consider making this success possible with a generous—and much-appreciated—donation.
Thank you for your faithful support of the BBB and the children we help. Your compassion enriches their lives in more ways than you’ll ever know. We are so grateful for your continued support.