I am so excited for the month of April to be here. As the temperatures finally start rising, I am looking forward to getting outside and playing with my children. Their Easter baskets were full of all things outside like sidewalk chalk and bubbles.
But while I am spending extra time with my kids outdoors, I can’t help but think about the other children in my community and the needs they have.
I am from a small, rural community in Southern Illinois. In our county, 1 in 4 children is what they call food insecure. That means these children do not always know where their next meal is going to come from.
It shouldn’t be that way.
My church, Victory Dream Center, is doing what it can to change that statistic. By serving 2 hot meals a week and hosting a bi-weekly food pantry, we give food to the members of our community so that children can eat.
And right now, you can help us!
We are in the running for a $20,000 grant from Wal-Mart and Feeding America. After just giving away our first million pounds of food on March 13, 2013, this money would propel us toward our next millions pounds in a great way. And many young children’s lives will be forever changed.
Can you help us win?
By simply clicking on the button above or on the sidebar, you will be taken to the live voting page. Click vote and you will be making a difference. And if you want to help further, please share this post with your friends.
It only takes a few seconds and every vote counts. You can vote every day in April.
And together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in Southern Illinois.