Star’s Corner: Local Chapters Raised Hunger Awareness in their Communities
It’s an everyday struggle for 12 million American families… All around the country (even in communities near you) hardworking families often cannot make ends meet.
Hunger in America exists and continues to be an extremely troubling issue. NAPW professional women joined together to offer support through their Local Chapters during Hunger Awareness Month. The work our members do is truly incredible. They are a driving force for change and put their all into everything they do. To say I’m proud would be an understatement!
From donating to local food banks and volunteering to community outreach, here are just some of the ways Local Chapters offered their support last month:
Gulf Coast | Chapter President Andrea Riley
Andrea and her team painted the Coast pink! They hosted a Hunger Awareness campaign to have discussions about hunger and help families in need. Chapter members painted boxes pink, filled them with non-perishable food and delivered them to their local food pantries. Lovely work, ladies!
Minneapolis-St. Paul | Chapter President Kristin Davidson
It’s all about the kids! Kristin and her team got together to support Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization committed to feeding hungry children. Chapter members volunteered by packing meals and offered donations to the organization. After a full day of volunteering, they networked over dinner. Love it!
Newport News | Chapter President Marlo Calloway
Community outreach at its finest! Marlo and her Local Chapter participated in, “Feeding Our Community Year-Round,” a collective effort to raise awareness and gather food to donate to the Peninsula Foodbank. NAPW members met at a local Farm Fresh to discuss and demonstrate what it’s like to feed a family of four on a limited income.
Cleveland | Chapter President Willa Theus
Doing good in the neighborhood…and beyond! Willa and her team volunteered to help sort and repack non-perishable food for local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. They also offered their assistance at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kitchen, the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio. Props to NAPW Cleveland for helping out and having fun!
Los Angeles | Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales
Ruth and her team visited The Harvest Home where they learned more about the struggles of homeless pregnant women and how the organization helps them. The Harvest Home is a transitional housing program for homeless, pregnant women and their children. The nonprofit provides food, clothing and shelter, and education about parenting. Sarah Wilson, Executive Director of the organization took NAPW members on a tour of the house and explained the different classes they offer mothers to help them get back on their feet. NAPW members were inspired by alumnae success stories and learned how they can give back. Wow…such an empowering event. Incredible job, ladies!
Thank you to NAPW Local Chapter Leadership teams and NAPW members for all your fantastic work to raise awareness about hunger in America. Together, we can change the world!
Star Jones | President
National Association of Professional Women
We want to hear from you! What did your Local Chapter do during Hunger Awareness Month? Share your memorable moments with us below.