In our areas of Upper Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the average percent of students receiving the school-subsidized meal (breakfast and lunch) program is just over 20% (Souderton 18%, Quakertown 27%, Pennridge 17%, North Penn 21%, etc.). This is a surprisingly high number of students for our community, and this number has been on the rise over the last several years. This means that 1 in 5 of your child’s or grandchild’s classmates are at risk for food insecurity. Could you imagine your child or your grandchild facing this fear?
To meet the needs of children like Connor and Leona, six years ago the Keystone Opportunity Center Food Pantry created the Student Summer Aid Program to help local students who are at risk. Through the Keystone Food Pantry, enrolled children receive three weeks of kid-friendly meals and snacks each month throughout the summer to help support the families’ food supplies. Because of the ever-increasing number of students struggling with food insecurity, Keystone is expanding the Student Summer Aid Program to over 450 children this year. Keystone Opportunity Center’s passion is helping those struggling with food, housing, and literacy challenges in our local area. Over the last 40+ years, generous donations from people like you have allowed Keystone to meet the needs as they have arisen in the lives of our neighbors.
Keystone needs your help. To provide aid to this increasing number of local students, we are striving to raise $30,000. This will ensure that families get the support that they need throughout the summer. We know that you will rally support to help these local families in need. Won’t you consider donating to help your neighbors’ children so they have the food they need this summer? Read a recent letter sent out by Keystone to learn more about the Summer Aid Program and how you can help support Keystone Opportunity Center through projects like this and other. Thank you for making a difference in our community and the lives of our local neighbors who are facing challenges. (Click here to read more.)
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