School’s Out Food Drive

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Today, 94% of school-age children suffering from food insecurity are provided healthy food through the National School Lunch program. To ease the burden of food insecurity on impacted families, Moms Clean Air Force is holding a Food Drive across the United States. (Tweet this)

Climate change is threatening our family’s health, our safety, and our children’s futures. Parents are also dealing with another impact of climate change – rising food prices. Climate change is already impacting the world’s staple food crops, sending prices up and outputs down. Experts at the United Nations World Food Programme predict that the risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase 20% by 2050 because of climate disasters such as floods, droughts, and shifting weather patterns.

Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.3 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.

Our families are already suffering from the burden of climate disruption. While we fight for climate action through policy, as a community we must also provide for those suffering today.

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY


ALASKA

Natural Pantry Grocery, 3680 Barrow St. Anchorage, AK 99503

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centers:

  • 3606 Jewel Lake Rd Anchorage, AK 99502
  • 2500 Abbott Rd Anchorage, AK 99507
  • 13030 Brandon St Anchorage, AK 99515
  • 1000 Sundown Ct Anchorage, AK 99515
  • 12228 Lake St Eagle River, AK 99577

Kaladi Bros Coffee:

  • BRAYTON, 6921 Brayton Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • TUDOR, 6901 East Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
  • TIDAL WAVE, 1340 West Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 409, Anchorage, AK 99503
  • HUFFMAN, 12350 Industry Way, Anchorage, AK 99515
  • JEWEL LAKE, 6861 Jewel Lake Road, Anchorage, AK 99502

CALIFORNIA

123 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Contact Loni at lrussell@momscleanairforce.org to learn how you can make a donation.

FLORIDA

Cooper City Community Center, 9000 SW 50th Place, Cooper City, FL 33328

Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center, 11600 Stonebridge Parkway, Cooper City, FL 33026

ILLINOIS

Geneseo Public Library, 805 N Chicago St, Geneseo, IL 61254

Geneseo City Hall, 115 S Oakwood Ave, Geneseo, IL 61254

Sierra Club Chicago, 70 E Lake St # 1500, Chicago, IL 60601

Vibrant Credit Union, Geneseo Branch, 1090 S Congress St, Geneseo, IL 61254

MISSOURI

Greene County Democrats, 1764 S. Fremont, Springfield, MO 65804 

Missouri NEA, 1525 W Sunshine, Ste B, Springfield, MO 65804

MONTANA

Front Street School, 622 W Front St, Livingston, MT 59047

Montessori Island School, 160 Miller Dr, Livingston, MT 59047

Timber Trails, 309 W Park St, Livingston, MT 59047

Lincoln School, 808 Main St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Katabatic Brewing Company, 117 W Park St, Livingston, MT 59047

Neptune’s Brewery, 119 N L St, Livingston, MT 59047

Woods Rose Market, 1372 Hwy 10 W, Livingston, MT 59047

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Whole Foods Market, Bedford: 121 S River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110

Whole Foods Market, Nashua: 255 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063

NORTH CAROLINA

Interfaith Foodshuttle Warehouse (In Back), 1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 | Mark food for “Backpack Buddies”

Childtime Learning Center, 9420 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

OHIO

Berean Baptist Church (main lobby and youth building), 2145 Middle Bellville Rd. Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, 44 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44902

PENNSYLVANIA

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office of Councilwoman Helen Gym, Room 592 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107

City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

TENNESSEE

Inspire Chiropractic, 400 E Main St #140B, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Whole Foods, 301 Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, 37405

TEXAS

For more information on how to make a donation, please contact Krystal Henagan, khenagan@momscleanairforce.org

VIRGINIA

Exception Ale, 2000 Colonial Ave #6, Norfolk, VA 23517

Delegate Stolle’s VA Beach Office, 4620 Haygood Rd., Suite 8 Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Senator Wagner’s VA Beach Office, 4620 Haygood Rd., Suite 8 Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Whole Foods Market, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Croc’s Eco-Bistro, 620 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Fruitive, 1624 Laskin Rd #740, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Hofheimer Hall, 825 Fairfax Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Brickell Medical Sciences Library, 700 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507

Commonwealthe Brewery, 2444 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Broad Bay Manor (not open for public donations, just for families of Broad Bay Manor)

WASHINGTON, DC

School Without Walls at Francis Stevens, 2425 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

Balance Gym, Foggy Bottom, 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037


Want to host a collection site in your community? Email Alyson at alee@momscleanairforce.org

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