In our state, food insecurity affects almost one in six. And on the flip side, obesity rates have skyrocketed in the past 20 years. In Arizona, 1,078,190 people are struggling with hunger – and 389,850 are children. It’s clear: health and nutrition must become a priority!
That is why I am raising money for the Junior League of Phoenix's Little Black Dress Campaign. You may have heard me talk about the Junior League before - a women's organization dedicated to serving our community. We are focused on creating a healthy Arizona.
Funds raised will support JLP programs such as our United Way Ending Hunger in the Classroom Program which provides Breakfast in the Classroom and Weekend Hunger Backpacks for kids in low income areas. Last year JLP packed more than 18,000 weekend hunger bags. Help us pack even more this year!
Other programs fund will support:
-Kids in the Kitchen which works to increase children’s awareness of the nutrition in everyday foods, and help kids learn about proper exercise.
-ROCKETS: Raising Our Children's Knowledge by Educating Through Science is a theme-based program that promotes early childhood development of science skills.
-Other Junior League Impact Shifts: volunteer-led, one-day projects that support an urgent need in our community. Partners include Feed My Starving Children, Andre House, Dress for Success, Fresh Express, Homeward Bound, Phoenix Day HealthLinks, St. Mary's Food Bank, St. Vincent De Paul, the Fresh Express Mobile Market and more.
Please consider donating! The fundraiser ends on 10/5/18.
Thank you. :)