PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: TABLE
TABLE provides healthy food aid to children in elementary school in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Nearly 1/3 of elementary school children are on subsidized school breakfasts and lunches and are at risk of hunger on weekends and during school holidays when they do not have access to government funded meals. TABLE allows community members to help local children and provides food aid to children during those times without access to government funded meals.
TABLE has grown rapidly since 2007. In the 2012-2013 school year, TABLE’s Weekend Meal Backpack Program distributed over 50,000 pounds of healthy non-perishables and fresh produce to 170 local elementary school kids. TABLE currently serves 226 elementary school students and constantly works to increase that number.
TABLE operates three different distribution programs. The Weekend Meal Backpack Program distributes healthy non-perishable and perishable foods from grocery stores and Farmer Foodshare to elementary students. Summer TABLE distributes healthy food to children via their summer camps for 6-8 weeks during the summer. Lastly, SnackChef Program teaches kids to make tasty, healthy snacks and then provides them with the ingredients to make it at home.
SnackChef has also been implemented at the afterschool-program at the Human Rights Center. Laura Moore, the program director at TABLE, says the response to the program at the HRC has been positive thus far, and she hopes the partnership with the HRC will grow in ways that will benefit the community.
The Human Rights Center is proud to partner with all of the following organizations and would like to thank them for their partnerships. We could not operate without their assistance.
Scroggs Elementary School Task Force on Day Laborers