There are too many children and families out there that go without. According to the national study, Hunger in America 2010:
Approximately 283,700 people on Long Island receive emergency food each year – that’s 64,900 people every week.
74 percent of the Long Island households served by emergency food programs such as those of Long Island Cares are food insecure, according to the U.S. government’s official food security scale.
39 percent of Long Islanders who receive emergency food are children under 18 years old. While children are among the largest single population of hungry, they have virtually no voice; their needs are easily dismissed and overlooked, and they must rely on others to access the feeding programs and services they need.
Children who are hungry are more likely than their peers to experience behavioral issues, reduced ability to learn social skills and impaired cognitive learning – even permanent brain damage.
Part of our mission as a company is to give children and their parents access to healthy, organic products. This includes those who cannot afford them. So, our goal for 2017 is to be able to donate 100,000 bottles of Wubba Water to Long Island Cares to distribute to families in need.
By 2018, our goal is donate 1,000,000.