On Saturday, April 1sth volunteers will gather to package 1,000 Kid-friendly meal packs for kids to have over spring vacation week. Meal packs will be distributed through by United Way's Hunger Commission to school districts throughout Greater New Bedford.
Each meal pack will include: Cereal, fruit & applesauce cups, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, and other kid-friendly snacks like dried fruit, pretzels, and trail mix. Please no glass or family/value size containers.
How to Get Involved
Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks at Hunger Heroes. You must pre-register to volunteer beginning Friday, March 3rd at 9 am. Registration fills up quickly so we recommend registering early. Once spots fill up, a cancellation list will be started. There are multiple shifts throughout the day, but we ask your group only register for 1 shift in order to allow for as many groups to participate as possible.
Click here to register - Volunteer shifts will not show on this page until 9 am on Friday, March 3rd.
Click here for registration tips
Host or Donate to a Food Drive
Host a food drive at your company or with friends and family to help collect the items we need for the meal packs. Click here to let us know you are interested in hosting a drive.
You can donate at any of the following locations:
Black Tie Cookies
Community Nurse & Hospice
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.
Paul & Dixon Insurance Agency
Residence Inn Dartmouth
Southcoast Insurance Group
The Chic Boutique
The Color Bar
Whaler's Cove Assisted Living
Purchase a few items virtually
We've made giving easy by setting up a registry on Amazon. You can purchase items off our wish list and have them sent right to our office! Click here to start shopping!
Hunger Heroes Food Drop
Food can also be dropped at our Hunger Heroes co-hosted by Fun 107 & WBSM. The food drop will be held Saturday, March 25th outside the Aldi Supermarket at the Dartmouth Mall.
Interested in learning more? Contact Victoria Grasela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-994-9625 ext. 210.