Hungry No More plans to supply food for afternoon and summer feeding programs, along with supplying boxes and boxes full of discounted food. (WRDW-TV / May 23, 2012)
News 12 This Morning / Wednesday, May 23, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A new nonprofit is doing its part to fight hunger.
Hungry No More targets senior citizens and young children in the CSRA -- a problem that affects 1 in 4 people in those two demographics.
Box by box, teen volunteers rip, tear and pack up food. The packages will end up in the freezers of families that need the food the most.
"If we start now, we can only progress as we get older. We'll be more effective," said Christa Durden, a member on the teen advisory board for the group.
Durden, 17, will spend her summer helping stock up and spread the word for Hungry No More.
"It's around our age group where a lot of people are struggling and it's more helpful when we are helping out, so they know there are teens there for them," she said.
The group plans to supply food for afternoon and summer feeding programs, along with supplying boxes and boxes full of discounted food.
"Our first program is a discount food box. You can get food from 30 percent to 70 percent off at the grocery store," said Kay Benitez with Hungry No More.
"It's in the back of our minds, but it needs to be in front of our face," Durden said.
You don't have to be hungry to purchase the boxes. Volunteers say anyone can buy a box and give it away or keep it for themselves.
"You can use your EBT to purchase boxes, that EBT money will go further," Benitez explained.
During the summer, not all students can depend on free or reduced lunches at the cafeteria or weekend backpack programs and seniors can have trouble driving around. They are two groups on opposite ends of the spectrum that Hungry No More is hoping to provide with meals.
If you are interested in purchasing a box for yourself or another family, you have to order no later than the second Thursday of the month and then you can pick up the box a few days later. You can order the boxes by visiting this website.