Kidz Grub provides meals and support to At-Risk Children in the Greater Houston Area on a daily basis. The programs run Monday thru Friday –all year long. Tomorrow, being Thanksgiving, the sites are not going to be open. With this in mind, today Kidz Grub is providing a Thanksgiving treat today. Though this Thanksgiving bounty may be a day early, bear in mind that many of the kids we support and work with will not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal tomorrow.
For today’s meal we wanted to provide each child with a Thanksgiving feast of their own. On the menu today for each of our active programs and sites we have prepared a healthy meal of chicken legs and stuffing (don’t forget the gravy), a side of corn, muffins and apples. Of course we have included the usual beverage of preference… milk.
Kidz Grub would like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. We hope that our efforts help each of the children to have a better and happy Thanksgiving also. Now it’s getting close to time in order to figure out what Christmas dinner will be. If you would like to us with Christmas meals or any of our daily programs please visit the contact and information pages on our website at http://kidzgrub.org . Thank you,
“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
Sir Winston Churchill
“There’s gonna be some stuff you gonna see that’s gonna make it hard to smile in the future. But though whatever you see, through all the rain and pain, you gotta be able to keep your sense of humor, you gotta be able to smile through all this…”
Tupac – Inner City ‘At Risk’
“In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.”
“35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war.”
“When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.”
“Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I went to bed hungry many nights as a child. It was a Dream that dressed me up when I was ragged, and it was a Dream that filled me up when I was hungry. Now it’s my Dream to see that no child in this world ever goes hungry, certainly not here in America, the most bountiful country in the world. We can do better…we must!”
“Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it.”
“Hunger makes a thief of any man.”
Pearl S. Buck