Whip It Up
International Food Event
Whip It Up International is a benefit supporting Mobile Meals’ The Weekender Program.
The Weekender Program supplies 1,400 bags of weekend food to 8 area low-income schools.
International cuisine will be prepared by students of Owens Community College Culinary and Penta Career Center Culinary.
Authentic ethnic dancers will perform every 30 minutes.
The Whip It Up Event will be from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the campus of Owens Community College in Heritage Hall.
My name is Benjamin and I am 8 years old. I am a 2nd grader at Garfield Elementary School. I get a hot lunch at school every day during the week, but on weekends, my Mom works two jobs and we don’t see her very much. Even though my mom tries to leave some food for us, sometimes I get so hungry. Then I go to my Weekender bag and have some cereal and juice or a granola bar. Thanks to my Weekender bags. I don’t worry as much about what I will eat on the weekends.
Since inception 10 years ago, over 351,000 Weekender bags have been distributed.
Last year, over 39,000 Weekender bags were distributed.
Over 1,400 children receive a Weekender bag each week.
The Weekender Program is partnered up with 8 low-income Toledo-area schools.
Due to lack of funding, there is a waiting list of 18 additional schools that would like to partner with The Weekender Program.
$3.50 supplies 1 Weekender Bag to 1 student for 1 week.
$105 supplies 1 Weekender Bag to 1 student for 1 school year.
$420 supplies 1 Weekender Bag to 1 entire classroom for 1 month.
$840 supplies 1 Weekender Bag to 1 entire classroom for 1 quarter.
$3150 supplies 1 Weekender Bag to 1 entire classroom for 1 year.
All of us at Mobile Meals feel indebted to you, the supporters who share our commitment to providing nutritional independence. Without your generous support, our efforts would be impossible. Please know that you are making a meaningful difference in your neighbors’ lives.
Contributions to Mobile Meals can be made at any time and in any denomination. Acknowledgments and receipts are provided.
Mobile Meals of Toledo is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.