Tri-State Food Bank is kicking off its second annual 24 Carrot Challenge campaign to raise awareness of childhood hunger during the summer months. In partnership with Claire & The Hot 96 Morning Show and many sponsors, the 24 Carrot Challenge is a 24-day media and fundraising campaign to raise $24,000 for Tri-State Food Bank’s efforts to combat childhood hunger in the Tri-State. The campaign kicks off on June 1st and will run through June 24th. During this time, individuals can help by texting CARROT to 71777 and donating directly. Those individuals and companies passionate about fighting childhood hunger can also create a crowdfunding team online at tristatefoodbank.org.
In the 33-county region of Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky which Tri-State Food Bank serves, Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap data shows that 18% of children face food insecurity. When summer months are here, our children who rely on two meals per day through school lunch programs often struggle to find nutritious and healthy meals. Tri-State Food Bank is working to address this need through summer feeding programs that provide meals for our children who need it most.
To help raise awareness and address the need, Claire & The Hot 96 Morning Show and Tri-State Food Bank ask that you join in on the 24 Carrot Challenge and help fight childhood hunger. Donate today or anytime during the campaign by texting CARROT to 71777. If you are interested in being part of the team challenge and hosting a crowdfunding campaign, please contact Brooke Schleter, Development Director, at 812-303-3595 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Tri-State Food Bank
Tri-State Food Bank was established in 1982 and is a 501c(3) dedicated to feeding the hungry by soliciting marketable surplus foods and distributing the foods to non-profit agencies, which serve the needy in a 33-county area of the Tri-State. It is also the Tri-State Food Bank’s mission to aid in assisting member agencies in the various programs they sponsor and overseeing their success by serving as a channel for donors to be assured of good warehousing practices, accountability and equitable distribution within the network of collaborating organizations that are served while educating the public about the problems of hunger.