Filling in the Blanks
Official Coin Up Partner
Filling in the Blanks provides weekend meals bags containing 4 meals to children the qualify for the free/reduced lunch program or are part of the A.L.I.C.E. population. 29,400 children in Fairfield County do not know where their next meal will come from. Most eat breakfast and lunch at school on weekdays, but many will go from Friday lunch until Monday morning without a decent meal. Since 2013, Filling in the Blanks has been fighting childhood hunger for low-income families by providing meals directly to the children each weekend, to bridge the gap when they are not receiving nutrition from their schools, after-school programs, or summer camps. The expected outcome is to remove one worry from their lives, put them on more equal ground with their food-secure peers, and provide consistent nutritional support. By alleviating the stress of hunger from a child's life today they will have a brighter tomorrow.