Bucks Knocks Out Hunger
BKO Hunger 2014 was on June 20th and it was awesome. Over 500 volunteers, numerous advocates and tons of donors made BKO Hunger even bigger and better than last year.
About the Project
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger is a community-driven hunger fighting project that unites thousands of donors, advocates, and volunteers.
It is both a one day food packing event and a fundraiser for Bucks County’s food pantries. Over 100,000 nutritious, shelf-stable meals are packed by volunteers at just 25 cents each.
Money raised also provides tens of thousands of pounds of locally grown produce, lean proteins, and other items which can be hard for pantries to secure.
Need in Bucks County
1 in 10 residents and 15% of all children in Bucks County are considered “food insecure.” We believe that in a community like ours, no child should go to bed hungry. No family should have to choose between food on the table and a roof over their heads. No older adult should have to skip meals so that they can afford medication. BKO Hunger changes everything for people in need.
Impact of Our Collective Donations
- $25,000 allows Bucks County volunteers to pack and distribute 100,000 meals. Our meal supplies are purchased through our partners at Outreach, Inc. for just 25 cents per meal.
- $37,000 provides meals AND allows us to work with Delaware Valley College’s Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden and greenhouses to provide more than 30,000 lbs of produce.
- $45,000 provides all of the above and helps Rolling Harvest Food Rescue work with small, sustainable farms in Bucks County to provide additional produce.
- $55,000 provides all of the above PLUS lean proteins and other perishable items that do not typically come in through food drives. This money helps pantries fill the gaps when they are critically low. Funds are distributed through the network of pantries by Bucks County Opportunity Council.
Though the packing event is completed for 2014, donations to BKO Hunger are always welcome. You can help knock out food insecurity by donating below. If you prefer to pay with a check, make it out to United Way of Bucks County, with Bucks Knocks Out Hunger in the subject line, and mail to UW Bucks, 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030. You can also designate your gift to BKO Hunger during campaign.
Make a Donation to Knock Out Hunger:
To make a donation online complete the form below and click ‘donate’; you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Look for the text that says, “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available),” and click continue.