Doctors for Healthy Communities and Muslim Americans for Compassion are partnering with Blessings in a Backpack to help the children of our compassionate city. Our initiative is to address social and civic concerns in communities that are underserved and to try to utilize our resources efficiently to achieve what we believe is the most positive effect.
About one in five kids who eat meals at school during the week are without access to affordable, nutritious food on Saturday and Sunday. The consequences are much more than a growling stomach. Hunger can cause many physical health problems. It can also shorten a child’s attention span, lower their IQ, and keep them from making good grades. To ensure the kids in our community don’t stay hungry over the weekend, we are planning to send them home on Fridays with backpacks full of satisfying and nutritional food. We have partnered with Camp Taylor School to start with 25 children towards this goal.
We are planning to bag our food supplies on Wednesday, December 5, at 4:00 PM, at Camp Taylor Elementary School 1446 Belmar Drive, Louisville, KY 40213, and you are welcome to join. Your gifts for this wonderful cause are most appreciated. The estimated cost of one child weekend meal is approximately $100 per year. Any amount is welcome and all donations are tax deductible. Please include your address and email for the receipt. Kindly mail checks to the following address:
Muhammad Babar firstname.lastname@example.org President
Doctors for Healthy Communities
9006 Geneva Circle
Prospect, KY 40059
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!