Diversity Community Foundation (DCF) Continues the Fight Against Hunger in Today’s Youth

DCF BackPack Buddy Program will be accepting food donations at Kroger on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 2pm. This is an opportunity for the community to come together in unity to assist in stamping out hunger. Bulk donations from other stores will be accepted. Monetary donations will also be accepted. You can sponsor a BackPack for a child for only $30 per month.

Raleigh, NC, September 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Diversity Community Foundation (DCF) has partnered with 40 adopted elementary school children at Hunter Elementary School. Diversity Community Foundation (DCF) has continued the Backpack Buddy program with these students. A Backpack Buddy program sends hungry kids home with a backpack full of nutritious food for the weekend. Distribution begins Friday, September 23, 2011 and will continue throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year. To date DCF have handed out more than 2940 meals to youth and their families.

Diversity Community Foundation (DCF) is a non-profit, 501 (c) organization whose Basic Four principals are Encourage, Educate, Empower and Enrich youth ages 8 to 21 That provides academic, career, cultural, and life education to youth ages 8 to 21. DCF is committed to ensuring youth become successful, well-rounded, positive adults to lead our great nation in the future. DCF provided summer BackPacks of food which contained 14 meals and 3 snacks per backpack to 10 families for 8 weeks throughout the summer. DCF summer food program handed out over 1120 meals bringing the grand total of meals distributed to 4,060 since March of 2011.

DCF has partnered with Kroger to Host a Drive. This food drive will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10 am until 2pm. All are invited to participate in this food drive to benefit Hunter Elementary School. Kroger is located at 1610 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27610-3468 which intersects at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Raleigh Blvd. DCF is also in need of volunteers to help during the food drive. This would make an excellent community service project for high school or college students, civic or fraternal organizations. You may volunteer by downloading the volunteer from their website, www.DCFcares.org or emailing a request to info@dcfcares.org. Please come to Kroger and support the BackPack Buddy program and drop off food items.

DCF accepts all types of donations BackPacks, food, prizes, time, monetary, service and supplies. Please call us at 919-256-3614 or drop off your donations during normal business hours at their office located at 410 N Boylan Ave Raleigh, NC 27603. Monetary donations can be made at any time via their website www.DCFcares.org.

Diversity Community Foundation
Nicky Coleman
Executive Director - Nicky Coleman
919-256-3613 or Nicky@DCFcares.org