There was nothing like April vacation as a kid.  The weather was finally starting to turn, and just in time for wiffle ball games, bike riding til the street lights came on and Mario Bros. marathons, it was time for a week off.

It's difficult to think about, but April vacation has some unintended consequences for some kids right here in New Bedford and our surrounding communities.  For too many children, a day at school means a day of nourishment.  It's unthinkable, but often a day without school means a day without nourishment.

That's why Fun 107 is teaming up with the United Way of Greater New Bedford for our spring version of our Hunger Heroes Food Drop.  In the fall, we ask you to bring all the sides necessary to make a Thanksgiving dinner.  For this food drop, however, we are looking for any non-perishable food items that would be easy to prepare for kids.

Here are some examples of food items we are looking to collect.  We ask you to please double check to make sure none of these items are expired or are in glass containers.

  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Fruit & applesauce cups
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Granola Bars
  • Kid-Friendly Snacks  – the healthier the better! (dried fruit, pretzels, trail mix, etc.)

Our goal is to collect enough food so that no child here on the SouthCoast is hungry during April vacation week.

This year, our spring Hunger Heroes Food Drop will be at Aldi in the Dartmouth Mall on Saturday, March 25 from 10 to Noon.

If you are can't make it to the Hunger Heroes Food Drop, but you'd still like to donate, you can order items from this Amazon Wish list and sent directly to United Way of Greater New Bedford! Click here to view the list.


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