“Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Campaign to fight Hunger comes to Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

“Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Campaign to fight Hunger comes to Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

Ft. Wayne Boys & Girls Club 4.20.23

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne youth and families filled the gymnasium to learn about food insecurity with a unique dinner.

This is part of Comcast and Sportsman channel’s initiative to raise awareness of hunger in the United States. Terrece Fairgood’s daughter is a part of the youth program and says the event has an impact in several ways.

“To be here tonight is exceptional. She’s going to enjoy it. We get to see phenomenal chefs, and this is her dream to be a chef when she grows up,” Fairgood said.

The menu included Bison sloppy joes, potato salad with bacon and rosemary, fresh fruit salad, dessert, milk and juice. But raising awareness didn’t end with food.

Comcast also donated 20 laptops to the youth organization to advance digital equity. Mike Wilson says they want the community to understand the benefits that are out there, including their affordable connectivity program.

“It’s a $30 a month credit that the federal government gives out for internet service to those that qualify,” Wilson said. “There are a lot of questions sometimes in the minds of people in the community. Do I qualify for this? I don’t know how to sign up for it. We have people that are here to help people to navigate the Affordable Connectivity program.”

Fairgood says it’s always a joy to see people give back to the youth.

“Giving them the opportunity to have access to these resources so they can even use them over the summer time is phenomenal,” she said. ” I just love the fact that they continue to plant seeds into our youth’s future. Talia is going into the fifth grade, and I definitely will have her using that laptop in the summertime to work on her math.”

Boys & Girls Club’s president and CEO Joe Jordan says the event is special to them, and they are always about pushing the youth to learn from these different experiences.

“We want to make sure when the kids walk inside these doors,” he said. “We expose them to things they may have not been exposed to, if they didn’t come inside these doors. This is certainly an opportunity to do so tonight.”

Jordan says he is thankful for the volunteer’s collective impact and looks forward to having more events like this.

Source: Fox 55 – Fort Wayne