The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast joins with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to GO ORANGE for Hunger to Raise Awareness during Hunger Action Month in September.
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast joins the fight against hunger in our community by taking part in the nationwide mission to GO ORANGE this September. TCM Staff are wearing orange t-shirts and turning the lights orange to kick off their Hunger Action Month food drive running from September 17th to September 24th. TCM will be offering $1.00 off the price of admission for every jar of peanut butter and jelly collected for the Treasure Coast Food Bank serving nearly 100,000 people in 4 counties.
“We chose to be a part of Going Orange for Hunger Action Month by collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly because children are what we are all about,” stated Tammy Calabria, Executive Director of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast. Calabria added that right here in our community, 1 in 4 children are food insecure, and that “hunger negatively impacts children of all ages. Peanut butter and jelly are foods children love and something they can even prepare themselves.”
Calabria, along with the staff of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, see Hunger Action Month as an opportunity to be a part of a movement that has a real and lasting impact on the mission to end hunger in America. According to the Treasure Coast Food Bank, Florida is ranked 12th in the nation for food insecurity with 1 in 7 living in food insecure homes. “We are thrilled to join our local partners by lighting the Museum in glowing orange to shine a light on hunger,” announced Calabria. “We would love our entire TCM community to join us in the fight against hunger by bringing in that peanut butter and jelly!”
Michele K. Henderson, Education Coordinator
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