Hunger in Moose Jaw volunteers make 300 lunches per day which are distributed to feed children in elementary schools.
For the second year, Hunger in Moose Jaw is launching its I Bought Lunch campaign. The campaign will take place from Nov. 3 to Dec. 22.
“We believe that it’s really important that children have high standards of nutrition in order to learn,” said Hunger in Moose Jaw executive director Carol Acton. “We don’t want any child’s education to be affected by a lack of food or a lack of good nutrition and so we believe that it’s really important that kids who may not have access to highly nutritious food — we provide that.”
She said by the end of June last year, the staff made 350 lunches per day. The cost to make a lunch is $1 per lunch for the lunch to consist of a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a vegetable. To participate in the campaign, people can purchase a paper lunch bag at Hunger in Moose Jaw and a variety of other businesses for $1.
“You can buy as many lunches as you feel like … They’re a little paper lunch that you buy, right, and then you put your name on it and it’s hung in either the business that you buy it from or if you come here to buy it we hang it on our wall at Hunger in Moose Jaw,” said Acton.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.