Arlo and her mom, Anna, live paycheque to paycheque. Recently, Anna was speaking with one of our volunteers over the phone and shared just how desperate their situation had become.
“I know you always say to let you and CityKidz know if we ever need something, and the truth is, we are eating the last of our noodles for dinner tonight,” Anna explained, her voice filled with worry and shame.
Anna went on to explain that, with Arlo now learning from home because of the pandemic, she isn’t able to access the school’s breakfast and lunch programs. They were desperate and didn’t know where to turn.
In March, we delivered Family Meal Kits to 650 households in our community, including Arlo and Anna’s. Given the incredibly positive response from our kids and their families, we’re planning to make it a monthly feature of our programs for the rest of the year.
But we need your support to make that happen.