Searching for ways to serve the community at this time? RAK needs your help! We are asking our community to offer time and resources by leading a neighborhood drive for snack bags. This is a great at-home family activity that will support people in our city. The snack bags will be a great meal supplement for students and adults who need help with food during these weeks. We encourage you to take on this simple yet impactful community project.
There are many ways to spread the word to your neighborhood. Drive leaders can use text message group chats, neighborhood FaceBook pages, the Nextdoor app, neighborhood newsletters and message boards, and our snack bag visuals on our social media (Instagram- @raklouisville).
As for the bags themselves, they are simple!
- Clear gallon freezer bags
- Main meal items (ex: ramen, tuna kit, mac and cheese)
- 4 or more snack items (ex: fruit cups, granola bars, chips
Here is an example of snack bag contents for reference:
The coordinator should pick a date and location to collect the bags, and each family can assemble the bags within their own home. Even if you only get a few families involved, your giving goes a long way. There are people in our city who are struggling, and as a community it is our job to ensure that everyone gets through this together. After spreading the word to your neighborhood, pick a date and let us know through our email [email protected] !
We will be happy to pick the bags up from your front porch. RAK will proceed to donate the bags to organizations around Louisville! We have already collected roughly 4,000 snack bags which have gone to organizations like UP Louisville https://www.uplouisville.org/ , Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Clubs (Shawnee, Parkland and Newburg locations), Hope Place Louisville (https://hopeccd.org/), Americana Community Center (https://americanacc.org/) and even families in JCPS.
Let’s love on our community even more. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions about leading a drive, please contact us at [email protected] or reference our social media on Instagram, FaceBook, and twitter @raklouisville.