Trenton Rotary joined forces with the Hamilton Area YMCA on a campaign to benefit school children suffering from hunger in January-February 2017.
Here’s a sad statistic- 1 in every 5 children attend school on an empty stomach. It may seem hard to believe, but right here in Trenton and Hamilton many just can’t put food on the table for their entire family.
The Hamilton Area YMCA Togetherhood(TM) committee, in collaboration with Mercer Street Friends and Trenton Rotary, conducted the SEND HUNGER PACKING project.
The Team collected non-perishable items and worked to fill backpacks in an effort to help our littlest learners achieve more. They stuffed several hundred backpacks with breakfast, lunch, and snack items and distributed to children in our community to provide weekend meal assistance.