The Issue: Food Insecurity Among DC Residents and Children
Food insecurity affects approximately 12% of DC residents, most of whom also lack access to grocery stores with fresh produce. Children face an even greater challenge, as one third of households with children report that they cannot afford to buy enough food—the second worst rate in the country behind Mississippi. Distributing food to these people can help alleviate hunger, but it takes more to break the cycle of poverty.
The Campaign: Distributing Food to DC Non-Profits with Self-Sufficiency Training
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by DC Central Kitchen to provide nutritious, balanced meals to underserved DC residents. For every $10 raised, DC Central Kitchen can prepare and distribute four locally sourced meals. All donations up to a $10,000 total will be matched by an anonymous donor. These meals go to 88 non-profits around the city that have programs to help people gain work, overcome addiction, or learn new skills, compounding their potential to rise out of poverty.