Friday, April 17, 2015

Join United Way to provide more than 15,000 meals to children this summer

Second annual Silence the Growl kicks off

United Way of Greater Atlanta is kicking off its second annual Silence the Growl – its campaign to fight summer hunger among children who receive federally funded free and reduced meals during the school year. Last year, United Way and its partners fed more than 7,000 meals to children that are not part of a summer lunch program. This year’s goal is to provide more than 15,000 meals. The campaign ends June 1.
Throughout the 13-county region, more than 350,000 children run the risk of losing one or more meals each day during the summer,” says United Way of Greater Atlanta president Milton J. Little, Jr. “No child should go hungry. Last year our community stepped up and provided more than 7,000 meals to children. This year, we hope to double that.”

There are several ways you can get involved and partner with United Way’s Silence the Growl campaign.

Give
-Make a one-time or recurring donation online.
-Set up a fundraising page, send the link to family and friends and ask them to donate.

DONATION BREAKDOWN
  • 2 MEALS - $5
    This donation will feed 2 children for 1 day.
  • 10 MEALS - $25
    This donation will feed 2 children for 1 week.
  • 20 MEALS - $50
    This donation will feed 1 child for an entire month.
  • 50 MEALS - $125
    This donation will feed 1 child for the entire summer. With this donation, you will receive a “SILENCE THE GROWL” shirt.
  • 100 MEALS - $250
    This donation will feed 2 children for the entire summer. With this donation, you will receive a “SILENCE THE GROWL” shirt.
  • Become a Hunger Hero for $35/month
    This donation will feed 2 children for the entire summer and support food pantries that serve families in our community throughout the year. With this donation, you will receive a “SILENCE THE GROWL” shirt.
Host a Meal

-Invite friends over for a meal and ask them to give a donation to Silence the Growl as your host/hostess gift. To make it easy, we created customizable invitations, thank you letters and a website for your guests to make their contributions. We also have fun placemats and table tents you can use to decorate.
Volunteer

-Volunteer to make sandwiches and snack packs with our agency partners that provide summer meals programs
-Sign up to help distribute the meals.

Share on social 

-Engage with us on social media. Share our posts and facts about what Silence the Growl is and how we are helping children in the Greater Atlanta community. Use our hashtag #SilenceTheGrowl

For more information on Silence the Growl, visit silencethegrowl.org.


About United Way of Greater Atlanta 
Our United Way is the third-largest in the nation with more than $80 million in fundraising. We invest in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Community Impact Fund and participate in Collaborative Networks with caring community partners to engage all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness, while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.  To donate, volunteer or advocate, dial 2-1-1 or visit 
unitedwayatlanta.org

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