Care For Real goes Grassroots with Groupon
Together with online giant Groupon’s charitable arm, Grassroots Groupon, Edgewater’s local food pantry Care For Real is aiming to raise funds with a local Preventing Childhood Hunger Campaign. Funds collected during the campaign will be used by Care for Real to provide meals for children dealing with food insecurity. For every $500 the campaign raises, the organization can provide meals for 50 children for one week.
According to Care for Real, over 17 million children are affected by food insecurity in the United States, a grim reality that plagues 20% of American households. The statistic in Cook County is even more unsettling, slightly surpassing the national average with 21% of children suffering from food-insecure homes.
Every $10 donation will provide food for one week to one child in need. Click here to view the campaign and donate. The campaign only runs through Thursday, so make your donation today!