“Food 4 Kids addresses the most fundamental need that we have as people, simple nourishment. There’s just no way kids can learn if they’re not eating. The objective of Food 4 Kids is to feed our children, and inspire them to know their community cares.”
Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
Subaru of Plano, an independently owned and operated dealership off Plano Pkwy, hosted the “Share the Love” event to celebrate the North Texas Food Bank. The mayor of Subaru was honored to be in attendance as prizes were given away and canned food was brought to be donated for the boys and girls that the North Texas Food Bank and Food 4 Kids Plano proudly serve. The largest contribution, however, was made by Subaru of Plano in the form of a $15,000 check in order to ensure a brighter future for the program and more importantly, the many people that depend on the North Texas Food Bank.
“The North Texas Food Bank and the City of Plano want to put an end to childhood hunger, and the Food 4 Kids - Plano initiative is one of the solutions to this critical issue. When kids get the nutrition they need, they experience improved performance physically, academically and socially, providing them an opportunity to succeed. Feeding the hungry is the right thing to do, and it's important to address hunger in every community. I am proud to play a part of raising awareness about hunger in North Texas.” -Derek Harper, retired Dallas Mavericks player.
Food for Kids Plano, now in its 2nd year of providing meals to the youth of Plano, will be able to provide around 3,000 meals to children in need with this newly acquired $15,000. These meals will not only be provided during the weekend but also during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. Summer is an especially hungry time for the children in Collin County, over 44,000 or 20% of which are considered food insecure children who are actively struggling to find their next meal. In order to address this issue Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to work through the Food 4 Kids program to one day end hunger in North Texas.
“Food 4 Kids addresses the most fundamental need that we have as people — simple nourishment. There’s just no way kids can learn if they’re not eating. The objective of Food 4 Kids is to feed our children, and inspire them to know their community cares.” –Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere.