7th annual ‘May No Child Go Hungry’ campaign aims to fight hunger in Fairbanks community

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The 7th annual ‘May No Child Go Hungry’ campaign is well underway with the goal of fighting hunger in the Fairbanks Community.

The campaign is in collaboration with Television stations KTVF, KXDF and KFXF, along with the Fairbanks Community Food Bank and 16 community sponsors. The goal is to provide kids leaving school for the summer with access to food.

According to Anne Weaver, CEO of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, the campaign is doing well, but two-thirds of the month still remain. Weaver explained, “The campaign got off to an amazing start this year. We have 16 sponsors and I’m pretty sure that’s not only a record but a big record. So what a wonderful way to kick off the campaign. We’re seeing donations coming in and right now it’s all virtual this year again - just COVID safe. We want to make sure that there’s just no issues. I believe we’re up to a couple thousand dollars raised so far and we still have two thirds of the month to go.”

Last year the campaign raised over $13,000 and the goal is to go above and beyond that for this year. The money will be used to purchase food items for children in need of support.

Weaver continued, “The funds that come in from this particular campaign are going to go into things like purchasing peanut butter and kid-friendly items that we can then put into our ‘Bone Builder Boxes’. That means kids who have checked in with a few of the agencies that we work with and said ‘You know what, I’m a latch-key kid,’ or ‘I’ve got something going on in my home right now and so I need kind of a weekly boost.’ So that’s our ‘Bone Builders’ program. What will happen is the funds that come in from this buy the food items that will help the kids that have reached out specifically for help.”

More information on the campaign, our community sponsors, and how to donate can be found on our website.

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