To celebrate Resource One Credit Union’s 85th anniversary, the Dallas-based credit union called for help giving back to their communities. Resource One members and staff donated nonperishable food items during the month of July to benefit children in the area that are experiencing extreme hunger or homelessness.
Food items were organized and assembled into lunch sacks containing a juice box or water, a dry snack, a fruit equivalent, and a sandwich equivalent to help ensure the children are receiving adequate nutrients. Employees were able to pre-assemble over 450 lunch sacks and deliver several boxes of individual food items.
Donations were delivered to local charities Vogel Alcove and Kids’ Meals Inc., located in Dallas and Northwest Harris counties, respectively.
Vogel Alcove serves as many as 200 children each day, allowing them to learn, grow, and thrive in a place free from hunger or trauma. While their children are in Vogel Alcove’s care, their parents, most of whom are single mothers, can work, look for work, or go to school. The agency gives homeless families a chance to overcome their circumstances.
The mission of Kids’ Meals Inc is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty. Harris County is home to more than 24,000 preschool-aged children living in food insecurity.
Both charities work to break the cycle of poverty, starting with children under age 5. To get involved, donate, or volunteer with these charities, please visit their sites online.
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