Hunger is a growing crisis for 17 million children in the United States! 1 in 4 American children struggling with food insecurity resulting in academic developmental issues that present both immediate and long-term challenges. Children that suffer from food insecurity are more likely to struggle with obesity later in life. Malnourished children often experience limited development such as stunted growth, are underweight and have weakened immune systems. These issues not only affect the child experiencing food insecurity, but the entire community.
Kitchen on the Street is a faith based community partner purposing to eliminate local hunger by offering food assistance programs in Phoenix Arizona and San Antonio Texas.
Programs currently include:
- Bags of Hope (backpacks of food)
- Food Distributions (fresh food)
- Emergency Food (non-perishables)
- The “Kitchen on the Street” (food truck)
We invite you to come alongside Kitchen on the Street as we serve the hungry and hurting of the community. Many hungry kids report feeling “unwanted” and “unloved” as a result of hunger… the act of giving food transcends the physical and reaches into a child’s soul; it has lasting implications on who that child will grow up to be and how they will show love.
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February 10, 2012
D-BACKS GIVE BACK $100,000 TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT “KITCHEN ON THE STREET”
The first of five Grand Slam Awards to be highlighted at tomorrow’s Subway D-backs FanFest
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced today the first of five Grand Slam Awards that will be given to local Arizona non-profit organizations in the coming months. Kitchen on the Street, which fights hunger among children in Phoenix, received a $100,000 grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, which will be used to purchase and create a mobile kitchen.
Kitchen on the Street will be on hand tomorrow (February 11, 2012) at the Subway D-backs FanFest at Chase Field, where fans will have the opportunity to volunteer for the organization.