Ending Childhood Hunger One “Lunch Of Love” At A Time

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You may not be aware of it, but there are thousands of children who depend on the food provided by their schools.  Just in the Rosenberg-Richmond area alone, over 87% of the children attenting Title 1 schools are on the free and reduced lunch program throughout the school year. According to Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples, “Texas ranks 3rd in the nation for food insecurity, meaning one in five adults and one in four children in our state are hungry, and that is simply unacceptable.”  While it is clearly advantageous to have public school programs that help feed a large percentage of the attending children, what happens to those children when school is closed for extended holidays?

That is the question that gave birth to the Lunches of Love organization.  This non-profit group’s mission is to provide free nutritious sack lunches during extended school holidays and weekends. Thanks to the generous help of supporters from all over the nation, Lunches of Love has grown over the last few years to provide hundreds of thousands of sack lunches to elementary studends and their siblings each year.  In 2012 alone, Lunches of Love provided over 186,000 lunches to needy children.

Finnegan Auto Group is a proud supporter of this charitable organization.  Just last weekend, Finnegan Auto Group joined other organizations and community groups in sponsoring the Lunches of Love Walk of Love & 5K Fun Run.  The goals for this event are twofold.  First to raise awareness of this growing need in our community and second as a means of raising funds to help this worthwhile organization continue to provide much needed nutrition and aid to those in our community who truly need help.

We sincerely appreciate all of our staff members and customers who helped us in supporting Lunches of Love and we look forward to continuing this partnership until the day this group’s efforts are no longer needed.  Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC and Finnegan Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM thanks you for your support and for joining us in helping put an end to childhood hunger one Lunch of Love at a time…

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