Summer is a time of happiness – the sun is shining, the pools are open, and children are out of school. While many of us decide where to go for vacation, AFAC families are left struggling with how they will pay for meals which are no longer provided once school is out. Summer is a time of worry for those who face hunger.
The sad fact is, right here in Arlington, many hundreds of families struggle with food insecurity – having to choose between paying the electric bill or buying groceries – walking a tightrope balancing basic needs and empty cupboards.
I’m Mike Geary, Founder and Trustee of the Geary-O’Hara Family Foundation. We’re proud to once again partner with AFAC on the Summer Hunger Challenge. As in previous years, the Foundation will match each $1 raised to help our neighbors in need. That’s where you come in-I need your help to make this campaign an even bigger success than it has been in the past two years!
Did you know more than a third of the individuals AFAC serves are children? Last year, we were able to provide much-needed support to families all over Arlington, allowing them to enjoy a summer without wondering if their children will have enough to eat. This year, increases in the cost of food and the number of families served by AFAC means the need is greater than ever. Your gift will be the critical difference between full and empty bellies.
Please join the Summer Hunger Challenge and help us feed the many children in Arlington that need our help. Remember, the Geary-O’Hara Foundation will match each $1 you donate.
Together, we can make a difference right here in our local community. Thank you for helping the many families and children who rely on AFAC and your support!
Founder & Trustee
The Geary-O’Hara Family Foundation