Soccer classes can be expensive. Feeding those in need can be also prove to be challenging. Kicking 4 Hunger has found a way to do both. The program offers free soccer classes to children in need. In exchange, each student is asked to bring a can of food each day that they attend. It’s a great way for kids of all social backgrounds to get involved AND aids in the fight to end world hunger.
Here’s a bit about how they got started:
Kicking4Hunger was founded in the summer of 2006 as a simple summer project. Our goal was to provide a fun and educational soccer experience, free of charge, while simultaneously raising food to feed the hungry in the community. The plan was simple: instead of an admission fee to attend our soccer camp, we simply asked that each camper bring in a canned good donation every day that he or she attended. That year, 70+ children who benefited from the pilot camp helped raise over 1,500 pounds of canned goods that went to a local food bank.
Operating multiple camps each summer since 2006, Kicking4Hunger has worked to expand its breadth and outreach due to the high demand and success in our pilot community. Each year has witnessed more cans, more campers, and more community involvement. As a result, a Kicking4Hunger family has formed. Kicking4Hunger is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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