Nobody would have thought that there were hungry children in the community of Littleton – fortunately, a local Samaritan found that many weren’t getting fed on the weekends. Rotarian Dale Flowers did his research and wanted to do something about this overlooked issue.
Flowers decided to contact a good friend, Arapahoe Sertoman Scott Manley, and the two started to raise funding fast! They call it the “Hungry Tummies Can’t Learn” program, making it a month-to-month contribution. By making sure they can have a sustainable system that would fail, no kid will go hungry in Littleton – again.
The bags are stocked to provide up to six meals per child. Each Friday, they deliver 17 to 20 of these grocery donations that serve about 43 kids! This is great example of how a community should work. By working together, you can achieve anything! Each bag costs roughly $4 and comes from the food bank, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Panera Bread.