The Washington Army National Guard continues to support our local communities by launching a newly implemented program, "Guard Against Hunger." The Washington National Guard's new hunger initiative is designed to reduce the impact of hunger on its local communities through engaging and educating students about the impact hunger has within the state. The Washington Army National Guard is encouraging state high school students to collect non-perishable food items for their local food banks. The Guard Against Hunger Program provides the framework and "turnkey" support for high school food drives. The Guard Against Hunger Program will distribute food donation boxes, banners, schedule food pick up and be the liaison between the food distribution center and your school.
Mission: The mission of the Guard Against Hunger Program is to collect a healthy selection of food during the school year, and distribute the collected food to less fortunate families utilizing a local community food bank.
Goal: The primary goal of the Guard Against Hunger Program is to increase Army National Guard interaction and awareness within high schools and communities and send a positive message while reducing the impact of hunger on local communities.
Washington is the 23rd hungriest state in the nation.
1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table and relies on their local food banks.
Your Guard Against Hunger kit will include banners, posters, thermometer, food donation boxes, raffle prizes, and framed, signed certificates.
For more information please contact Jill Wilkinson and Patches Cox using the below link
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