United Way of Bucks County is taking a stand against food insecurity by bringing together the entire community to raise awareness and funds for an event called Bucks Knocks Out Hunger. The goal is to package at least 64,000 meals – each representing someone currently food insecure in Bucks – utilizing volunteer power on August 9.
On Friday afternoon, one family of United Way of Bucks County’s newest affinity group – known as Kids United – set up a fundraising table at Jules, a local pizzeria in Doylestown, to support the cause.
Brothers Trey and Cole Reid, two students at Linden Elementary school, showed their enthusiasm by creating homemade BKO! Hunger posters and coin canisters. As a group, Kids United has created dozens of canisters to be placed at various local businesses.
“Our cans are filling up!” exclaimed Cole, the younger.
Many community members who stopped by the restaurant gladly donated and were eager to learn more.“We’ve been looking for something local to get involved in that’s relevant to what we do – food – for a long time,” said Kendall, Jules manager. “We really want to make an impact.”
Visit www.uwbucks.org/bkohunger today to learn how you can help!
About the Contributor: Katy Ma is a senior at Central Bucks High School West. She is passionate about activism and using social media for good. Currently, she’s involved with Givology, a nonprofit that funds education projects worldwide, and SPARK, an organization that mobilizes against the sexualization of women in the media.