What We Do
Alabama Credit Union developed theSecret Meals For Hungry ChildrenSM program through partnerships with local food banks with the objective to address the issue of hunger facing our elementary schoolchildren.
Currently, over twenty percent of Alabama’s children live below the poverty line; many of these children rely heavily on free and reduced breakfasts and lunches five days a week. However, the weekends create a nutritional gap leaving many children hungry when they return to school on Monday.
Secret Meals fills the gap these children experience with vitamin-fortified and nutritional meals that are discretely slipped into the backpacks of as many hungry children as donations allow. The cost to ensure one child receives a food pack each Friday throughout the school year is $140. For the upcoming 2016 – 2017 school year Secret Meals expects to provide over 2,500 children with food packs.
Remember, 100 percent of your contribution goes to Secret Meals food packs for Alabama’s neediest children. All donations are tax deductible and the difference you can make in a child’s life through Secret Meals is no secret at all.