We do not have pictures to show you of children without clothing, hungry, homeless and living under a bridge; that’s because many of the children we feed may look no different from any other kid. They are the housed that roam the low income community’s sidewalks waiting for at least one sure meal a day.
Child hunger in America is almost invisible, yet they suffer just the same.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL-TIME HOURS HARD FOR CHILDREN IN LOW INCOME APARTMENT COMMUNITIES
During these times, it is harder for children who rely on school breakfast and lunch to receive a nutritious meal. And although the thought may seem unbelievable, for many, the in-school meals are the only nutritious meals some children get.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
What we can share with you, is that we need immediate assistance to provide food to 70 children residing at one of the local communities we serve. Many of these children are at risk from daylight till dark, seeking food to fill their stomachs or activities to fill their minds. With your support, FAC and a host of volunteers will prepare and serve kid-friendly hot lunch meals to children at Wesley Square Apartments from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday – Friday.
WHAT WE NEED
The items for our menu plan served with a vegetable, hot dinner roll and a drink are needed immediately and would be as follows:
- Spaghetti Monday
- Chili Dog or Taco Tuesday
- Chicken Wednesday
- Tuna Casserole Thursday
- Hamburger or Nacho Friday
We ask for contributions of fresh fruits to distribute for desserts.
Your contribution of non-perishable and perishable items to prepare these meals can be dropped off, by appointment, at the Wesley Community Center located at 7402 Calhoun, Houston, Texas 77033. The center is located directly behind the office.
INFO AND MONETARY DONATIONS
Contact Desiree at 713-992-2627 for information, and on how to make a secure tax-deductible monetary contribution.
Opprotunities exist for youth enrichment activities.
Wesley Square Apartments is a 252 unit rent-assisted community with over 400 school-age children who resides with their families. All of their units are Section 8 dwellings. Their value rating is 3.7 out of five, placing Wesley modestly below the average for all housing in the region. This community is made up of low income families where many are single parent households, and the employed make less than $25,000 annually. Given these statistics there are not many employment opportunities within this neighborhood, public transportation and educational institutions are most likely neglected and/or underfunded.