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It’s time to Silence the Growl!

More than 350,000 kids across Greater Atlanta are at risk of going without one or more meals this summer. You can change that by saying, “Lunch is on me!”

We’re kicking off our fifth annual Silence the Growl – a campaign to fight summer hunger among children who receive federally funded free and reduced meals during the school year. Last year, United Way and its partners fed more than 60,000 meals to children that are not part of a summer lunch program. This year, we hope to connect more than 70,000 meals with children, so they can enjoy the summer and be ready to learn in the fall. And with generous partners like Wells Fargo, Delta, Enterprise and Monday Night Garage, we’re going to make it happen. There are a lot of ways you can get involved and partner with United Way’s Silence the Growl campaign.

Enter your zip code to see how many children in your community face hunger. One in five children across the nation go hungry in the summer, so you might be surprised.

Donate directly to the Silence the Growl Campaign. Donations of more than $40 are eligible for a “Lunch is on me” t-shirt.

Pack lunches to fill hungry bellies. And make sure to sign up for our volunteer event at Monday Night Garage on June 3. A portion of the proceeds from purchases will be donated to Silence the Growl. The event will kickoff Food Insecurity Week, where we have a week full of volunteer opportunities available.

Engage with us on social media. If you’re having your own Silence the Growl event, volunteering with friends, or you made a donation and want to spread the word, use hashtag #SilenceTheGrowl.

Chad Parker is the Director of Multimedia Content at United Way of Greater Atlanta.

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