Roberto attends the after-school program at a Boys and Girls Club in United Food Bank’s service area. Recently, due to generous funding, UFB was able to provide fresh fruit one day a week to our after-school programs. The Site Director shared that she gave each student a fresh, whole apple. Roberto wasn’t eating his apple and when she asked why, he said he didn’t really know what to do with it, he was waiting for her to slice it. She explained that the way to eat an apple is to just take a bite. Roberto took a bit and the apple popped in his mouth and was crisp and juicy. He smiled the biggest smile she had ever seen. At age 8, he had never bitten into a fresh apple before. He explained that his mom only has food that comes out of cans and boxes, and they don’t get apples or fresh produce at home. United Food Bank is working hard to end childhood food insecurity, but we need the financial assistance of generous funders to keep children like Roberto fed with wholesome, nutritious food.
Did You Know?
One in four children in Arizona struggles with food insecurity. In United Food Bank’s service area, that means 92,693 children do not know where their next meal is coming from. You can make a difference! Every $1 donated can provide FIVE MEALS for families in need. Click here for more information on how you can make a difference or click on the Give Now button below.