If you are familiar with us you probably know what "Zero by 2020" means. It represents our goal to eliminate childhood hunger in Boone County by 2020.
By current estimates there are just under 3ooo children in Boone County who live with on-going food insecurity. That means that nearly 20% of our children may be going to sleep nightly without having enough to eat or worried about where their next meal is coming from. Even short-term or periodic food insecurity can negatively affect families physically and emotionally. Our immediate goal is to secure their food situation, then help them to achieve self-sufficiency.
To learn more about childhood hunger view the following presentations from our recent Panel Discussion on March 6, 2012:
|•||Hunger in Indiana by Robin Miner from Indy Hunger Network|
|•||Food Insecurity and the Health Impacts on Children by Jane Buroker from Witham Pediatrics of Anson|
|•||Boone County Hunger Initiative by Kelly Sollman, Principal at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary, Lebanon Community School Corporation|
Please join with us to eliminate childhood hunger in Boone County. "Zero by 2020"
Step up to the plate: Volunteer! Donate! Get Involved!
Location #1: Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, 403 W. Main, Lebanon– 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday year round.
• Volunteers are needed to serve food and to provide homework assistance.
Location #2: Stokes Elementary School, 1005 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon – 4 to 5:30 pm, Tuesday - Thursday through end of April 2012
• Volunteers are needed to serve food, to provide homework assistance and to help build literacy skills.
This program is targeted at school aged children on the free/reduced lunch program and provides experiences in health & fitness, homework assistance, games and a nutritional meal.
Volunteers are needed for this program and more training sessions will be held. Please call the Caring Center at 765-482-2020 if you are interested. Volunteers need to be sixteen years of age or older.
Please check out the 2010 Feeding Our Future slide show.
History of Kids at the Table
In August 2009 we held several fundraising events for this program and formed committees to get a kid's cafe up and running. On March 8, 2010, in partnership with the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, the first KAT - Kids at the Table session was held at the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club.
Please read the plea from Theresa Hanners, Executive Director.
The Caring Center relies entirely on the generous donations and aid from its supporters to provide assistance to those in need.
1230 Ransdell Court
Lebanon, IN 46052
765-482-2020 (Caring Center)
765-894-6772 (Classic Reruns)
M, W - 8am to 2pm
Tu, Th, & F - 11 am to 5 pm
1st Sat each month - 9 am to Noon
** Closed 4th Thursday of each month for reorganization **
Feeding Our Future Slide Show:
• Feeding Our Future - July 2010