The Phoenix Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) chapter recently volunteered for Kitchen on the Street, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate childhood hunger. In Arizona alone, more than 600,000 children rely on the Federal Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program as their primary source of nutrition. When school ends, so do their meals. Kitchen on the Street partners with local schools to provide weekend meals and snacks to children who would otherwise go hungry.
The 28 CWFL volunteers hand-packed Bags of Hope. Each weekend of the school year students in the Bags of Hope program, at partner schools, receive a Bag of Hope. Each bag provides 50 grams of protein and 20 grams of fiber; items are individually portioned, pre-packaged meals and snacks.
The team’s goal was to pack 1,200 Bags of Hope in two hours. The CWFL Phoenix chapter packed all 1,200 bags in record time, the fastest the organization has seen to date. In addition, CWFL Phoenix also hosted a food drive in the weeks leading up to the volunteering event, collecting 226 pounds of food and funds for 800 meals.
Kitchen on the Street currently serves 1,500 children each week at 29 partner schools in Arizona and Texas. Right now, there are more than 500 children in three schools on waiting list for help. Want to donate to the cause? CWFL has partnered with Executive Council 70 (EC70) to provide an easy method to support and get a State Tax Credit. Click here to donate.