Our organization was developed to help meet the basic needs of our children. We will augment the great work that is currently being done by other organizations and fill gaps related to the needs of our children. We will create transparency and trust via our website by providing direct line-of-sight between dollars donated with the children being helped. (please see 2016 summary in news)
Hoover Helps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is actively engaged with school leaders, churches, businesses and other organizations to help align community resources. Resources will be used to address current unmet needs such as food insecurity.
Currently there are numerous Hoover children that are food insecure. Their best meals occur during breakfast and lunch provided at school. During the weekends, many children do not have food or enough food. This is unacceptable.
There are several churches and organizations in Hoover that are helping address this unmet need by providing food in the children’s backpacks to take home on Fridays for the weekend. There are currently 12 faith-based organizations that are supporting our local schools with feeding programs. There are over 500 children being helped in some way, 379 in the elementary schools alone.
Hoover Helps will continue to help facilitate these partnerships and raise funds to fill the gaps. In 2017, we’ll continue to provide support to organizations that are helping feed Hoover children and help create feeding initiatives for children that are not currently receiving help.