Fundraiser held for non-profit that fights childhood hunger

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - School is almost out for the summer and that means students who rely on free and reduced lunches or other meals offered while at school will potentially go hungry. The non-profit, Feed Our Babies, is working to change that.

The sweet treats were selling out quickly during a special bake sale held this weekend to support Feed Our Babies.

"We work with the schools, the teachers, the community specialists in each school calls us to make sure that that family has food for two weeks," said Joni Navvaro Sucato, President of Feed Our Babies.

President Joni Mavvaro Sucato says the mission of Feed Our Babies is to make sure no child goes to bed hungry, to bring community resources together to develop and implement a sustainable, nutritious food source for hungry families, one school district at a time.

According to the organization, there are 1,000 to 3,000 families in each school district that fall within the financial gap that are not qualified to receive help from state-funded food banks or by the state itself.

"Arizona has one of the largest needs for children going to bed hungry and it's hard to imagine here in
the United States or here in Arizona that we have such a need but every day there are children that are going to bed hungry," says Joni. "There are about 5,000 in the Creighton School District, about 7,000 in the Scottsdale Unified School District that are in need and sometimes they just need that extra help."

All of the proceeds from the sale will provide food boxes for families who need them, no questions asked, and help Feed Our Babies provide meals during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The organization is also in need of donations and volunteers. Visit their website for more information.