Junior League of Lubbock helps start new non-profit organization

Junior League of Lubbock helps start new non-profit organization to help hungry kids

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

 

In 2006 the Junior League of Lubbock founded the  Food2Kids program.

That program focuses on providing food for children who would go hungry over the weekend

In its inaugural year, Food2Kids provided sacks of food to about 500 children each week across eight schools. As of February 2019 the program sent nearly 2,000 sacks home with children each week. 

Food2Kids hopes to double those numbers in order to serve every elementary, middle and high school in Lubbock Independent School District and other local districts in the area.

Unfortunately the growth of Food2Kids has plateaued over the past few years due to budget limitations and volunteer capacity restrictions. 

Kacee Hogg, who serves as new chair has signed a contract with the Junior League of Lubbock to take ownership of the program.

“I have been a chair of Food2Kids and involved in a League research committee to decide some next steps,” Hogg said. “So this project is something I’ve been passionate about for several years.”

The JLL will provide the funding and volunteer for the South Plains Food2kids non-profit organization in its first year. While Hogg and her family will provide a building and supplemental funding for marketing and growth. 

“When thinking about the future of the Food2Kids program, the League understood that in order for it to grow and serve more children, it needed to transition out of the Junior League of Lubbock’s oversight,” Leslie Collins, Junior League of Lubbock Community Impact Vice President and a former Food2Kids chair said. “When Kacee and her family stepped forward, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief. I have no doubt this is the right move for Food2Kids, and can’t wait to see it grow under Kacee’s leadership.”

 

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