15.8 Million in the US Were Unsure of Their Next Meal in 2015
There is a good chance that if you're reading this, you know where your next meal is coming from. In fact, maybe you just came back from the vending machine after spend $1.25 on a bag of chips. We complain about the pricing, but then again, we had that $1.25 to put in the machine and get that snack to stop the growling in our stomachs.
It's made to seem like we don't have these problems here in the United States or even within the greater Capital Region. People hungry? No, not here. But the truth is, people all around us might be unsure of where their next meal is coming from and they are the reason that the Capital Region High School Hunger Games was started.
Eleven schools are currently participating all with the same goal in mind: giving back. We throw so much food away every single day, imagine how many could benefit.
The beauty of the Capital Region High School Hunger Games is how much non-perishable food is gathered over the course of the contest, all in which benefits the Food Banks of the Capital District. Not only do these schools band together, but the communities do, as well to help such an amazing cause just in time for the holidays.
The schools benefit, too. With the obvious take away of doing a good deed and learning a bit of teamwork, one lucky school who gathers the most in weight will get a private concert from country star, Chase Bryant and a party at Flight Trampoline Park.
Whether you have a student at one of the participating schools or maybe one is just within your community you can also help by donating.The donation deadline is October 20th. To find out more, please visit here.
Upcoming Pep Rallies:
10/22 5 p.m. Norte Dame-Bishop Gibbons
10/26 4:30 p.m. Ballston Spa High School