For transparency and perspectives' sake, it costs around $200/week to make 136 snack bags for the school. We then spend an additional $100 or so feeding the neighborhood children. This is why you've seen more ads for our catering services and more reminders that we do this. We happily turn over our profits from catering as well as dip into our own pockets in order to get the job done. We couldn't stop now if we wanted to. These families rely on us and we're happy that God has placed us here to fill the need... and a special thank you to the angels that God sent us RIGHT ON TIME EVERY TIME with donations <3
Side note: To those who have been asking, we're in need of Uncrustables® sandwiches, baked chips, fruit cups and 100% fruit juice boxes for the deliveries to the school which will resume next week after fall break.
This is also why we'd like for other businesses and organizations to get on board, not necessarily with us, but in their neighborhoods. We're only covering one neighborhood in Indianapolis. There's a much bigger need out there. But this is what it looks like to feed children properly so that they can effectively perform in school which starts an entire domino effect that leads into adulthood. This is how individuals can help affect change at the ground level. Donating a pack of juice boxes is directly contributing to the well-being of a child. We've been on the receiving end of this need, so not only are we thankful to be on the other side now, but we know how impactful it is.
If you'd like to volunteer to help assemble bags or make a snack donation, please reach out to us via inbox, call, text or email. If you know of a business that would like to contribute in any fashion, we have an official donation letter that we can provide you with. If you'd like to make a monetary donation, you can do so via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or here: http://www.allthingsroe.com/groe--latter-house.html
Thank you in advance!