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“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing anything for anybody.”
Hunger in America is a serious problem. According to the USDA, food instability affects nearly 1 in 6 people, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children.
At Full Frame, we decided to do something about hunger in our community. Full Frame has partnered with The Road Home, a local shelter that provides services to the homeless in Utah. Each month, we provide 180 lunches to the Midvale daycare location, enough to feed each child lunch for two days.
Our CEO, Daryle Stafford, found out that while The Road Home provides daycare and preschool services, the shelter relies upon community donations to provide lunches to the children. For some of these children, this lunch may be the only meal they receive that day.
He says, “Many of those living in these shelters struggle with serious addictions or mental illness, so their children are in need of special attention. Since learning about this charity, I have been grappling with the reality that there are children in our own community who are going without food. Initially, my thoughts were, “with so many resources and opportunities surrounding us, how does this happen? Why isn’t anyone doing something to protect these children? What can I do to help?”
“I think this is where we sometimes get stuck in our desire to help those who may be in need. Realizing that you won’t be able to fix the situation sometimes prevents us from doing anything at all. However, I realized that like the Malcolm Bane quote above says, even if we aren’t able to create a solution that solves the problem, we can at least do one small deed to help support these children in our community.”
Once a month for the next year, Full Frame employees will come together to pack lunches and deliver them to The Road Home. We’d like to thank all of our employees for their dedication to this cause and take this opportunity to thank each of our clients for your business. Your support helps us attack the problem of hunger in our community and to make a difference in the lives of these children.
Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C., & Singh, A. (2016). Household Food Security in the United States in 2015. USDA ERS