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Welcome to the Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk for Pasco County Site! 
 
Why We Walk  

The Hunger Walk is a collaborative effort to promote hunger awareness and to raise funds for hunger relief for children and families living in Pasco County.

By participating in the Hunger Walk you will help raise funds that will provide healthy meals for many children and families that are going hungry. You will also enjoy a fun, family festival atmosphere that includes activities, games, and entertainment. 

 

The Problem

  • In Pasco County, more than 36,000 kids live in households that struggle to put food on the table.
  • 65,000 people in Pasco County live below poverty level – just one emergency away from homelessness.
  • Florida has the third largest population of homeless persons of any state in the nation.
  • 52% of schools in Pasco County receive free and reduced lunches for their students. Many of these same students do not have enough food to eat over the weekend.
  • Children who go hungry are more likely to be sick, hospitalized, miss school and have chronic health issues as they grow up.
  • Metropolitan Ministries in Holiday serves over 2000 hot meals each week to families in Pasco County. 
  • Pasco Pack A Sack sends home close to 500 sacks of food each weekend to students in Pasco County schools. 
 
 
 
Metropolitan Ministries started in 1972 to service poor and homeless families by providing many different services including multiple sites to serve hot meals.
  • At any one time 3305 persons were homless on any given day in 2013. 
Metropolitan Ministries offers many services to the poor and homeless including:
  • Hot Meals in Pasco on Saturday and Sunday morning and Tuesday evenings.
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Health Clinic
  • Employment Development 





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Pack A Sack 4Kids

Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids provides backpacks filled with healthy and nutritious food for children on the weekends and over extended school breaks. For just $5 a week you can provide nutritious, healthy food for a hungry child. Consider making a donation of $260 to feed one child for an entire year. 
  •  “The pack a sack meals are an absolute God send.  Our family is facing tough times, as many in our community are.  The children are excited to receive their sacks on Fridays, and it is a peace of mind thing to know that I can feed my children.  I appreciate the program you have and am grateful to have the help.  Thanks again for the great work of this program.”
  • Thank you so much for having Pack A Sacks for the kids. My son gets so excited every Friday when it's time to pick up his sack. It's so nice not to have to worry about food over the weekends.
  • Money is hard to come by and the Pack A Sacks help us so much on the weekends when we can't afford extra food. We appreciate Gulfside and Generations Church for providing the extra food for our kids.
 
 

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Chasco Fiesta™ is a 501 (c) 4 not-for-profit organization.
Mission: Helping organizations raise funds so that they may continue assist our community.

This is a SWEET fundraising site by Blue Sky Collaborative