In August, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a Charlotte-area group called The Lunch Project. They are a local platform for kid service which leads to sustainable change for communities in Tanzania. They empower elementary school kids to become global change makers by educating them about global issues, engaging them in problem solving and inspiring them to create service projects that raise funds to provide school lunch to kids in Tanzania. 9 cents feeds a child a school lunch and $85 feeds school lunch to 900 kids.
The Lunch Project partnered up with Heist Brewing for their second annual Flip Cups, Fill Bowls tournament and raised $1700, enough to serve lunches to a school of 900 children for a month! However, that's more than just full bellies - the money raised is about empowerment. The Lunch Project empowers kids in Tanzania by providing the food they need to get an education and it empowers the surrounding community by providing an income for the local farmers who we purchase the ingredients from, the mamas who cook the lunch, and Ernest, the on-the-ground TLP coordinator who manages TLP's Tanzanian operations. It couldn't have been done without the teams, local businesses donating for the raffle and prizes and of course, Heist Brewing!
Interested in getting involved? Check out their social media for upcoming events and consider joining their upcoming trip to Tanzania!
P.S. There is also a Young Affiliates group and we'd love to have you!