Feed our Keiki for Summer Camp

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ORGANIZATION: Project Hawai’i, Inc.

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Feed the Keiki ~ Big Island

Because the summers are the most difficult for homeless children secure a nutrional meal, our programs are vital to their overall successes. Did you know that children who rely solely on the school lunch program will be less likely to enjoy a daily meal over the long summer break?

Our nutritional programs are the foundation of what keeps the kids active and engaged. Year after Year children are asked, "what is your favorite part of camp"? Their answers are always the same!! "Food, Lunch, Eating"... so you can imagine how important your donation is to our keiki?

You provide their best part of camp!

Providing healthy meals to homeless children over the summer is of critical importance for several reasons:

Nutritional Needs/Physical Development: Children are in a crucial stage of growth and development. Proper nutrition is essential for their physical health, supporting the development of bones, muscles, and organs.

Cognitive Function: Adequate nutrition, especially essential vitamins and minerals, is necessary for brain development and function. Malnutrition can lead to cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

Immunity: A well-balanced diet helps bolster the immune system, reducing the risk of illnesses and infections. Homeless children often have less access to healthcare, making a strong immune system even more critical.

Learning and Concentration: Hunger and poor nutrition can significantly affect a child's ability to concentrate, learn, and perform academically. Providing healthy meals helps ensure they can participate effectively in educational activities.

School Readiness: For children preparing to return to school in the fall, summer nutrition programs help maintain the gains they made during the school year and prepare them to start the new year on a strong footing.

Psychological and Social Benefits: for Mental Health Adequate nutrition is linked to better mental health outcomes. Malnutrition can increase the risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

Social Stability: Providing meals in a structured environment can offer a sense of routine and stability, which is often lacking in the lives of homeless children.

Ready to sign up and be the change in the lives of our homeless children? You will be required to provide a well balanced meal or snack depending on the option you choose. You will have the option to feed our littles or our teens with their meal choices. Each meal will include a main dish item (hot or cold), a healthy side such as fruit or veggies, a treat like a granola bar or pudding cup, and a drink. All meals can be homemade or prepackaged. For SNACKS, you are required to provide a healthy snack item and a juice box. This can be cheese and crackers, a fruit or veggie bag, etc. NO SUGAR BASED ITEMS. Click to receive the full schedule along with dates and locations. Please include if you are interested in providing meals for our teens or our little ones.

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About Project Hawai’i, Inc.

Location:

po box 1844, keaau, HI 96749, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the lives of homeless children while teaching them the life and social skills they need to succeed!

Description

Project Hawai’i, Inc. is an award-winning volunteer staffed nonprofit that provides services to over 1,600 individual homeless children annually across the islands of O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawai'i. The nonprofit strives to change the lives of children by providing a sense of stability through interactive programs, including educational summer camps, holiday events, school support, and educational training. Additionally, the nonprofit provides monthly outreach support to assure that children are supplied with healthy meals, personal hygiene care, and emergency services.

Since the foundations inception in 2003, we are proud to announce we have successfully helped over 2,000 homeless children escape and BREAK their cycle of poverty as they continue to build their families with a strong foundation.

In Hawaii, there are over 23,000 children living in substandard and homeless situations.

Our mission is to help end the cycle of poverty for Hawaiian Children (keiki)

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger

WHEN

Fri Jul 05, 2024 - Sat Jul 13, 2024

WHERE

Hilo/KeaauTBAHilo, HI 96720

(19.7216,-155.08488)
 

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 90 minutes
  • Must be able to prepare and deliver the meals to the camp location on time or by 10AM for the day

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