United Food Bank is hosting a Family Volunteer Day as a part of its Kids Club program on Saturday, September 7. This event will give parents with younger children the opportunity to teach them about the issue of hunger and how to give back to the community. Families will get a fun, first-hand look at how United Food Bank fights hunger, with a tour and a safe food sorting activity.
The event will also include several creative activities that coincide with September’s Hunger Action Month (when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities). Families attending the event are encouraged to participate in the event’s Go Orange for Hunger Spirit Contest, by dressing up in orange clothing. There will also be an art contest, in which children can express themselves and their thoughts on hunger. A winning drawing will be selected to be featured on several new UFB materials.
United Food Bank invites families throughout the Valley and Eastern Arizona to attend its Volunteer Day and learn more about hunger. It hopes that all attending will have fun getting involved with the food bank and giving back together.
The Family Volunteer Day is open to families with children ages five to 12. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The event will be held at 245 S. Nina Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children who are not yet members of United Food Bank’s Kids Club will be able to sign up at the event. To register for the event, parents can go to http://unitedfoodbank.org/family-volunteer-day-sign-up/ or call (480)398-4462.
Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. Please contact Erika Clemens for more information.