Help stop hunger in the U.S. one family at a time. Join with friends to start a local chapter of Family-to-Family and send a monthly box of groceries to families in need. Individuals may also choose to sponsor a family through a monthly donation. It’s a simple but profound connection between families.
Often, families relying on food stamps and food banks encounter bare pantries by the end of the third week of each month. The Family-to-Family program augments Federal and local food aid to supply food for this crucial time.
Each month, one family sponsors another family with a monthly contribution to Family-to-Family, a non-profit, national hunger relief program that provides needy American families with basic life necessities during difficult times. Recipient families are vetted, and groceries provided, by Family-to-Family. Or, volunteers can form a local chapter to send monthly food boxes to families in need.
Local chapters are given the tools, infrastructure and professional support of Family-to-Family.
As little as five minutes per month to maintain a personal connection with the sponsored family, or up to five hours a month to manage a chapter, once it’s up and running.
This volunteer activity can be done by anyone. No special skills are needed. The minimum donation is about $30 per month.
Who can do this?
Individuals or groups can join the program and small groups of five to 10 families can start a chapter. Strong organizational skills are recommended for chapter initiation.
Great Reasons to do this Project
Sponsoring a family can be a meaningful way to teach empathy and caring because sending life’s necessities is such a concrete way to give. It is also a great multigenerational activity for grandparents and grandkids to do together. Kids can help shop for the food, pack the box, draw a picture for their family or write a letter.