Ending child hunger one snack pack at a time in Deer Park
Hunger can cause more than just an empty feeling in your stomach. It can lower your concentration, cause headaches and dizziness, and if you’re a child who is growing and learning, food insecurity can have a severely detrimental impact on health and development.
To help Houston-area children avoid the devastating effects of hunger, employees from the Peroxides global business unit (GBU) gathered at Solvay Deer Park to volunteer their time creating more than 10,000 snack packs.
The Solvay volunteers worked with Kids’ Meals, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of children under the age of five who face debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. The organization also works to provide the children’s families with the resources to help them end their cycle of poverty.
With all hands on deck for two days, nearly 70 volunteers pitched in to fill 10,145 snack packs. The volunteers not only beat their goal of 10,000 snack packs for the current year, but they also beat the previous year’s tally by 3,500. For an organization run entirely on donations, Solvay’s contribution was met with gratitude from the organization’s staff. The generosity of the volunteers also made a real difference for the children who benefit from Kids’ Meals.
Deer Park, Houston