Help Fight Hunger for Kids in Florida - a note from Tony Farrow.
Many of you reading this will know that we have been very fortunate to have lived a very blessed life. Everyone faces challenges through out their journey and I can safely say that the challenges I have faced pale in comparison to the kids that face hunger on a dailly or weekly basis. I have donated to this charity in the past and watched some of my friends actually do something about and this year I have decided to join and help raise money for the charity too. It is always a bit more important to be involved and give both time and effort as well as money. I hope you can help me raise my goal.
Here is a litle more info from the Pan-Florida Challenge.
No child should experience hunger. Not anywhere, but certainly not among the prosperity of much of Florida. The sad fact is that many children experience hunger in the 68 hours when they leave school on Friday afternoon and return to school on Monday morning.
Consider these facts:
- One in five Florida children (20 percent) are food-challenged - so hungry they often can’t sleep or study or do anything but worry about when they’ll eat again.
- Kids suffering from poor nutrition miss more school, suffer developmental setbacks, experience social, emotional and behavioral challenges – all because they are hungry
- In just four years, Pan-Florida Challenge has provided over 4 million meals to hungry children.
- With your support, 2,500+ children will receive PFC Power Packs
This March, I will join hundreds of other riders who are all committed to feeding hungry children. I will endure physical pain so that children will no longer have to endure the pains of hunger. They will return to school on Monday fed, refreshed, and ready to learn.
Won’t you help me by supporting my ride? Just $25 will stave off a child’s hunger for an entire month. For $250 you can feed a child for an entire school year. Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up!
We can cure childhood hunger, one meal at a time. I thank you, and thousands of hungry kids will thank you, too.
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