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Help Families in Need

There are so many families in need of a meal daily, I propose that we set up a non-profit to help feed them.

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There is a rising need in the lower-income communities for families that need food. So many children are hungry and we are so unaware because it is not vocalized. After have working with inner-city children for quite some time I have form a bond with them that make the comfortable to open up to me. Due to lack of resources and finances parents are unable to provide for their children as they would like to so some have to skip meals. I've found that the only meal that some of them have is at school because with some of the programs that the city offer allows them to receive free lunch. I think that if we take the item that are about 2 to 3 months away from expiration and give them to the families that could use them because they would go to immediate use and not go to waste. This organization would link with local grocery stores and find families in need or  other organizations that have a similar intent to help cure the hunger of those in need. 

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I will organized a group that will go and find local store that would be will to participate in this outreach, as well as talk to some to the families to see if they will be willing to share their story to help bring awareness to the community.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I feel that when you have a strong and powerful group to support you a small idea can go a long way.

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

How far along is your idea?

  • It was in the works before this challenge – it’s existed for 2-6 months

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