Share your bounty with another family and fight poverty with this amazing project.

Sponsor a Family

Share your bounty!

Hunger can become more than an abstract concept for your child when you provide monthly groceries for a family in need.


How to Receive

How to Give

This is a project through Family-to-Family, a national hunger relief organization that serves over 430 families in 27 of our nation’s poorest communities. For project details, go to Sponsor a Family.

What you’ll need

  • Your monthly donation

  • Depending on the option you choose, you’ll need to buy groceries and personal care items, along with a box and postage

  • Paper and writing materials (optional)

Instructions

  • Choose one of six ways to sponsor a family.

    • Option 1 - Sponsor a Family: Sign up to be matched with a family. Your automatic monthly donation will be given directly to assist your recipient family in buying groceries and other necessities. To make the experience more “hands-on,” you send a personal care item and/or letter each month.

    • Option 2 - Join Two-For-One: This more affordable option requires half the monthly donation. You and another donor family will both be paired with a recipient in need.

    • Option 3 - Sponsor a Refugee Family: Family-to-Family’s new Refugee Sponsorship Program is a way to help families and individuals that have arrived in the U.S. seeking asylum.

    • Option 4 - Sponsor a Holocaust Survivor: Help an elderly and impoverished Holocaust survivor living here in the U.S. put food on the table.

    • Option 5 - Help a Family Bridge the Gap: Help a struggling, working poor family that isn’t eligible for most poverty relief programs because they earn just above the federal poverty level.

    • Option 6 - Sponsor a Veteran: Sponsor an impoverished U.S. veteran living in poverty.

Reflections

  • What would it feel like to rely on another family to get your groceries and other necessities?

  • What types of food and other items do you think are most important to send someone who needs them?

  • How would life be different for you if you had to think about where your next meal was coming from?

  • What things could our family do if we needed to save on food costs?

Resources

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  • Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt
    This book is both a joyful story of friendship and an emotional tale of hidden need. Children will be inspired to learn more--and to do more--about local hunger issues after hearing Sofia’s desire to help her friend.

  • Gettin’ Through Thursday by Melrose Cooper
    A young boy is excited to have a celebration for making honor roll. Unfortunately, he gets the news on a Thursday, the day before his mother gets paid. But she still finds a way to celebrate.

  • The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
    A young girl learns from her family that being rich is not just about material wealth.

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