One NY CARES Virtual Challenge

September 8 - December 24, 2020 NY State, NY 13202 US


Raised of $2,500


Food is a school supply for hungry kids
Since nutrition affects cognitive, social and emotional development, children who do not get proper foods are more likely to have problems learning, growing and interacting. Erin's Angels ensures that children who rely on subsidized lunches continue to receive food vital to their growth and development.   

There is an immediate need to assist in combating food insecurity for elementary students in the Phoenix Central School District in order to ensure student focus on academic success. Hunger can greatly affect a student’s performance in school. Children who skip meals and are hungry perform poorer than their peers who have consistent access to food. Hunger has been linked to lower math scores, increased potential to repeat or fail a grade, and affected attendance to class.

 Approximately 14% of individuals in food insecure homes indicated that at least one person went without eating over the weekend. This greatly affects the demeanor of the children in these situations. A study in the impact of similar backpack food programs displayed an change in elementary students: teachers indicated that students receiving food packages were better behaved, more attentive, and engaged in lessons.

53.4% of students in the Oswego county public school system receive free or reduced price lunch during the school year. Many of these students rely on these meals as their main meals throughout the week. When some of these students go home for the weekend, their meals are very uncertain. Over extended breaks, like Spring Break, which can last ten days or more, the amount of food and number of meals is severely affected. 

It is through your funding that we can ensure that the qualifying children are able to be sent home with a sufficient amount of food to last extended breaks.  Currently, Erin’s Angels works with 70 students weekly to ensure they are sent home with food to supplement and provide meals while they aren’t in school. In order to provide these services, and extend services to 33 more students, Erin’s Angels needs additional funding in order to continue providing and growing their services.

Top Donors

$1,450 Raised By 54 Donors

$200 in support of Therese Kehoe
$120 in support of Kay Howland
$100 in support of Howie and Gracie Jean
$100 in support of Patricia Parzych
$50 in support of Amber Howland
$50 in support of Joel LaLone
$50 from Anonymous
$50 in support of Margaret Belyea
$50 in support of Stephen Gasparini
$40 in support of Amy Haskins
$25 in support of Brenda Bailey
$25 in support of caroline eastment
$25 in support of Carrie Luber
$25 in support of Cary Redhead
$25 in support of Denise Seidel
$25 in support of Guy Greco
$25 in support of Jackie Koster
$25 in support of John & Linda Driscoll
$25 in support of Joshua Startt
$25 in support of Kathryn Piston
$25 in support of Kelly virag
$25 in support of Lindsey Hill
$25 in support of Lisa O’Brien
$25 in support of Molly Williams
$25 in support of Vicki Hohman
$25 in support of Vivan Lockwood
$15 from Anonymous
$15 from Anonymous
$15 in support of Vicki OConnor
$10 in support of Beth Henson
$10 in support of Bruno Ferri
$10 in support of Cathryn Haug
$10 in support of Desiree Moore
$10 from Anonymous
$10 from Anonymous
$10 in support of Joshua Wedyck
$10 in support of Liam Melanophy
$10 from Anonymous
$10 in support of Moira Ristau
$10 from Anonymous
$10 in support of Susan LaQue
$10 in support of Suzanne Ellsworth
$10 in support of Suzanne Ellsworth
$5 in support of Amber Howland
$5 from Anonymous
$5 in support of Christina Skehan
$5 from Anonymous
$5 in support of Kelsey O’Brien
$5 in support of Lena May
$5 in support of Maddy Brand
$5 in support of Melissa Bailer
$5 from Anonymous
$5 in support of Rosemary Lazariw
$5 from Anonymous


$650 Raised
Denise Seidel for Erin’s Angels
$25 Raised

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