It is now the beginning of September, and most of the nations children are returning to their classrooms after a longer than usual absence resulting from COVID-19. The fact that children are going back to school, and doing so cautiously, is a great thing for their well-being. It allows them to interact, learn, be held accountable by teachers and parents, learn social skills and discipline. It can also be more beneficial for children who live in homes where they do not know when, or if they are going to eat. For some children, the only meal they will get that day will be provided by their schools. And the number of these children are beginning to increase as workers are losing their jobs due to lay offs caused by this disastrous pandemic. And it is great that children in these unfortunate situations can count on the schools for a meal. But what about weekends and school breaks? These kids may go days without having a full meal to eat, which is extremely disheartening for those children and anyone involved.
At AWT, we empathize with those families and those children. That is why we have linked up with “Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack.” They are a charity organization servicing the greater Houston area that raises money to send underprivileged children home every weekend and school break with food to ensure they do not go hungry. We have a heart for our community and especially its children. Children have no control over their financial circumstances, and to not have the security of knowing when you will eat again, is so sad. Every month, we donate a portion of our profits to this organization. If you would like more information about “Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack” visit www.bayoucityblessings.org. Not only will you learn how they help these children in detail, but you can volunteer and be on the frontlines fighting child hunger. Join the fight with us, no child should ever go hungry. God bless all of you, and God bless our children.