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Weekend Meals for Children
(WMFC)

What is the Weekend Meals for Children program?

The "Weekend Meals for Children" program, our new initiative for 2024, is geared towards raising funds independently of the CACFP. The goal is to offer nutritious meals and snacks to children every Saturday and Sunday, 52 weeks annually. The ultimate focus will be on the 2500 children we currently serve Monday through Friday, and then extending our support into additional children and surrounding communities in the most poverty stricken zip codes in PA. Our initial focus will be 1150 children in the Northeast and North Philadelphia sections of PA.

How it works?

The funding will be utilized to purchase necessary products for packaging weekend meals and snacks. It will also support staff involved in assembling these packages and drivers responsible for delivering them to childcare centers every Friday for distribution to children. 

How much is your fundraising target?

Our first fundraising goal is $920,920.

This amount will serve:

  • 1150 children 52 weeks annually 

  • Every Saturday and Sunday from 7/1/24-6/30/24

  • Covering breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for each child at an estimated cost of $7.7 per child (operational and administration)

  • 2.62 lbs of food per child, 5.25 lbs per child each weekend

Ways to help?

Your support can take various forms, providing crucial assistance to ensure nutritious meals for children. Here are some impactful ways to help:

  • Donate Products and/or Funding: Contribute to our fundraising efforts to directly fund weekend meals for children (button below)

  • Spread the Word: Amplify our mission by sharing information about the program on social media, among friends, and within your community.

  • Advocate: Be an advocate for child hunger awareness and encourage others to join the cause.

  • Corporate Partner: with us in the Charitable Food Program with the the Neighborhood Assistance Program in PA. See below attached forms, information and handbook.

ATTACHMENTS-FORMS-TEMPLATES:

LIVEPLAN (ONLINE PROGRAM PITCH)

CHARITABLE FOOD PROGRAM NOTES

WEEKEND MEALS BY THE NUMBERS

NO KID HUNGRY FACTS

CHARITABLE FOOD PROGRAM PARTICIPATING CENTERS

USDA MEAL PATTERNS

GRAIN EQUIVILENT CHART

CORPORATE PARTNER CONTRIBUTOR HANDBOOK

ELECTRONIC TAX CLEARANCE FORM FOR TAX CREDITS

CONTRIBUTOR LETTER TEMPLATE

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TEMPLATE

IN-KIND DONATIONS TEMPLATE

APPLICATION FOR TAX CREDIT TEMPLATE

TAX CREDIT CLAIM FORM TEMPLATE

APPLICATION TO SELL OR ASSIGN TAX CREDIT TEMPLATE 

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