Iron Gate is launching its Annual Back to School Kid's pack challenge during the month of August. Individuals, groups, companies and organizations are encouraged to help fill the packs for young guests of Iron Gate.
Each kid's pack consists of a quart-sized pack of healthy, kid-friendly snacks for every hungry or homeless child who comes to Iron Gate. This year, Iron Gate will give out about 12,000 Kids' Packs. A $5 donation provides individual pack.
The goal of the kids pack challenge is to raise at least $5,000 to cover the expense of 1,000 kid’s packs for the first month of school in Tulsa.
“If we could raise enough money to cover the first semester, that would be outstanding, “ said Connie Cronley, executive director of Iron Gate.
Pre-assembled food packs will contain approximately five different snacks that require no preparation and provide nutrition and calories for hungry kids.
“One in four children goes to bed hungry. Over 36,700 children are hungry in Tulsa County. These children would fill up two BOK centers. And that’s why at Iron Gate we feed people. “
“We’ve been feeding hungry and homeless people for 36 years. We need your help because so many people in Tulsa are hungry and because no child should go to bed hungry.” Cronley added.
Iron Gate is a downtown soup kitchen and grocery pantry with the mission of feeding the hungry and homeless of Tulsa every year. Last year Iron Gate fed over 300,000 Tulsans.