Every school day, 18 million kids have a nutritious meal thanks to the free and reduced-cost school lunch program. But the summer is a different story. Only a fraction of those kids receive meals because their communities don’t offer meal programs when school is out. And many families find their budgets further strained during summer with increased childcare costs.
Companies and other caring people can help! This summer, the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is calling on local businesses to host a Brown Bag Buddies food drive, collecting nutritious, kid-friendly food to be distributed to low income families through local food pantries.
Since the BVC created the program 12 years ago, Brown Bag Buddies has generated over $334,000 in food and financial donations. This year, our goal is to collect and distribute 10,000 pounds of food in June and July. You can help meet this goal!
Brown Bag Buddies is made possible through the support of its sponsors:
· Sealed Air
· United Water
· Rockland Electric