student getting her 1st weekend meal lunchbox with mom
Weekend Meals 4 Kids
Did you know 1 in 4 children go to bed hungry in Miami?
In Miami-Dade County, we are fortunate enough to have many programs that makes sure children are eating while at school. But what happens over the weekend?
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. has started a new initiative to provide weekend meals for children in areas identified as food deserts in Miami-Dade County. A food desert is an urban area that is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food and have a large quantity of food-insecure households. Often times, children come to school on a Monday morning hungry after a weekend of not enough to eat. To help alleviate this problem, the Weekend Meals 4 Kids program provides a weekend meal pack for children to take home at the end of each school week. Each weekend meal pack includes healthy, delicious, and nutritious meals/snacks that will ensure that each child is eating well while they are not in school.
You can help by donating to Catholic Charities this Give Miami Day!
-$25 will give a child meals for 5 weekends
-$50 will give 2 children meals for 5 weekends
-$100 will give a child meals for ½ of the school year
-$200 will give a child meals for the entire school year
Msgr. Roberto Garza
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Financial Officer
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.