“Sometimes our children will go all day without a hot meal or anything,” Kelley Browning, the operating partner at Arby’s in Jasper, said. “You can help us accomplish our goal to raise $12,000, which will go to the “No Kid Hungry” campaign to help provide meals for children in America who would otherwise go hungry.”
Browning will also be petitioning for grants to bring the funds raised at the Jasper store back to Walker County to help fund programs in our area that provide nutritious food to children.
The No Kid Hungry campaign was created to shine a national spotlight on the crisis in America where, according to statistics from the USDA Household Food Security, 16.2 million children struggle with hunger on a regular basis, simply because their families lack the means to get enough nutritious food.
“With 1 in 5 kids in America struggling with hunger, we need your help to increase access to feeding programs that can help connect kids with the food they need,” Browning said. “We went over our goal last year, and we hope to go over this year’s goal. ”
Browning said the local Arby’s is hosting a variety of activities, including bake sales, auctions and even a concert, to help raise money and bring more awareness to the “No Kid Hungry” campaign.
The “No Kid Hungry” concert will be held in the parking lot at Arby’s in Jasper on Saturday, Sept. 29, and feature Nashville recording artist Abvielle Mullins, a Birmingham native.
“We’ll start at 6 p.m. and go until everybody gets tired, I guess,” Browning said. “This is not about us, it’s all about the kids.”
For more information about how you can help end childhood hunger in America, go to www.arbysfoundation.org.; www.nokidhungry.org; or visit Arby’s on U.S. Highway 118 East in Jasper.