Thursdays are food-themed at StyleBlueprint. I’m turning our perspective around today. I’m not providing a recipe or reviewing a great local restaurant. I’m talking about food as general sustenance.
Did you know that 12 million children are on the free and reduced lunch program?
Did you ever wonder what these children are eating on the weekends, when there is no meal provided? For some children, the meals they eat at school are the only meals they eat all week.
What did you eat this past weekend? I bet if you are like my family, you had three square meals and snacks; the pantry is full; the freezer is full; the refrigerator is full; the outside refrigerator is full. We are throwing away food that is going bad. We are wasting leftovers. We are BLESSED.
Here is where Blessings in a Backpack, an amazing charity started here in Louisville, comes into play. They feed children for the weekends by filling up a backpack full of food for them to take home every Friday. The food is simple enough for an 8 year old to be able to open it and eat it.
How can you help? I’m going to harken back to classic tenants of stewardship: time, talent and treasure.
1. Help distribute food and pack backpacks at various schools on Fridays.
2. Spread the word. Tell your friends about this charity. It is a simple and very tangible way to help others.
3. It costs only $80 to feed a child for the entire school year through Blessings in a Backpack.
This is where StyleBlueprint comes into play.
Join us on April 19 from 6-9pm, for Early Bird Party for our Friends of StyleBlueprint Sale. Tickets will be $80 each, which is the cost to feed a child for one school year. All of these ticket proceeds will go to Blessings in a Backpack. Early Birds will get first chance to see all the best things at the sale. Plus, it’s sure to be a very fun party with cocktails and treats. It’s female only, so grab your girlfriends, mothers and sisters.
So, by cleaning out your closets, selling your clothes and coming to this party, kids can eat on the weekends. Right now, nearly 59,000 children in 390 schools and in 35 states and 3 countries are currently being fed by Blessings in a Backpack.
Let’s help them increase that number.
Tickets for the Early Bird Party are $80. They can be purchased in advance by emailing me or you can buy one at the door. Cash or check only.
Email me at [email protected] if you are interested.