Barnum Foundation for Life Food Drive
October into November, our foundation will be hosting a food drive.
Monetary contributions made to this site will be allocated to our local pantry's to purchase the items they need the most.
For Internal Barnum employees: A designated drop box will be placed in each office for canned/non-perishable donations.
Donations will be delivered to organizations in NY, RI, MA, NJ and CT in time for the holidays.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has soared and food insecurity is on the rise. In 2020 more than 54 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus, including a potential 18 million children.
Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.
Family's may report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat.
Kids who don’t get enough to eat — especially during their first three years — begin life at a serious disadvantage. They are at higher risk for health issues, may become developmentally impaired as well as have trouble in social and educational situations
In Connecticut, 426,620 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 117,660 are children.
In New York, 2,166,060 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 685,500 are children.
In Rhode Island, 120,970 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 36,270 are children.
In New Jersey, 1 in 11 people struggle with hunger
In Massachusetts, 1 in 10childrenstruggles with hunger.
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