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2022 HATAS Annual Appeal

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Please help us continue to help a child go FAR by feeding hungry minds and hungry bodies!

It’s hard to believe that childhood hunger continues to be a real and serious problem in our Capital Region community. With food prices continuing to rise, we believe that even more families will face a difficult winter.

But we have good news to share!

Since 2014, along with the generosity of friends, local businesses, and community members, HATAS has addressed food insecurity for hundreds of children and families living in poverty. The Feed and Read (FAR) Program feeds children and their families who attend school in the city of Albany School District.

Every Friday throughout the school year, more than 580 children receive a food pack filled with breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, bread, fresh fruit, a gift card for milk and eggs, a snack, and an age-appropriate book. This is the only program in the region that pairs a book with every bag of food.

As with our mission to eradicate homelessness, we work to eradicate hunger when school is not in session. The impact of these services has shown a positive impact demonstrated by:

  • Improvements in school attendance
  • Improvements in classroom behavior.
  • Enhanced excitement and love for reading.
  • The ability to stretch household budgets, alleviating financial burdens to families.

We cannot continue to serve the number of children in need without your support.

Your generous gift can help by...

  • $5 Sponsors one age-appropriate book for a month
  • $20 Sponsors one child’s food pack for one week
  • $40 Sponsors one family’s milk and egg gift cards for a month
  • $80 Sponsors one child’s food pack for a month
  • $295 Sponsors one child for half of the program year
  • $590 Sponsors one child for the entire program year

Please help us continue to help a child go FAR by feeding hungry minds and hungry bodies!