Imagine that instead of looking forward to school vacations, your children worried that they would be hungry all week. Families whose children receive free breakfast and lunch in school do not get that assistance during school vacations, and that stress is felt by both parents and children.
In April 2015 and April 2016, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church (MUUC) provided Vacation Food Boxes to families served by Bread of Life who were living in temporary housing in Melrose and Malden. Each box contained enough nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack items for 2 children for 5 days, at a cost of $30.
This year, we are doubling down on hunger! Our goal is to provide the vacation food boxes for both February and April vacations. With support from the Social Justice Committee, MUUC will collect funds, purchase food at volume discounts, compose the boxes, and distribute them in conjunction with Bread of Life staff during the vacation weeks.
Please consider sponsoring a Vacation Food Box for a family in need. Tax deductible donations may be made via GoFundMe or via check to MUUC, 70 West Emerson Street, Melrose, MA 02176. (Please write “Food Box” in your check’s memo line.) For more information, contact the MUUC Church Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org