This blog post was written by Pack to Plate Financial Director, Sarah Sheehan
This Thursday I, a 23-year-old graduate student, will walk slowly (to avoid losing my balance and my turkey) with an overflowing plate straight to the Kids’ Table. Of all Thanksgiving traditions, I greet this one with feelings of nostalgia (and resentment). It’s fair to say that I have a love-hate relationship with the Kids’ Table. It folds in three places, has awkwardly placed legs and, quite frankly, I thought that graduating from college would earn me a spot at the other end of the room. This year, however, I vow to love the Kids’ Table. I will look at the Kids’ Table and as I compare my Thanksgiving mission (to eat half a plate’s worth of stuffing) with the mission of Pack to Plate, I will recognize its importance. This year I will work to bring more kids to the proverbial Kids’ Table. I’ll do this because there are too many children without a full plate waiting for them at the Kids’ Table every weekend. With a need so immediate, the responsibility for finding and funding a solution to childhood food insecurity has shifted from congress to communities. The problem with policies is that you can’t eat them. With the help of our community Pack to Plate will soon be able to provide emergency food assistance to children in need every weekend of the year. We will pack plates with healthy foods and develop a comprehensive food literacy curriculum so that eating these healthy foods becomes second nature. This Thanksgiving week, I’d like to invite you to become a part of the solution. Let’s fill the Kids’ Table, let’s fill the plates on that table, let’s do it every weekend, and let’s do it together.
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