Fighting child hunger is a battle America's Second Harvest takes on each day, and now they need your help. It's called the Kids’ Café, and it's a program feeding more than 80,000 hungry children in five different south Georgia counties, a monumental task with life changing results.
Matthew Thompson says, "A lot of people don't realize the need that is out there. Whenever we quote our figures that we serve over 80,000 kids each year, and they don't realize it because a lot of the people don't see these kids on a daily basis."
But it takes funding and support to put food in the kids' bellies. That's why food bank organizers are looking to fill these chairs for the 4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser.
The Food Network’s Bobby and Jamie Deen will be the celebrity cooks.
Jamie says, "This is the first time that my brother and I have done something together that's really going to raise money for a good local cause."
Supporters will not only be helping the kids’ cafe, but can expect quite a show from these two.
Bobby adds, "We're going to do a little food prep. We're going to show them how to do some dishes they may or may not already be familiar with. We'll do some stuff that we do at the restaurant that my mom cooks in her show, so it should be a lot of fun."
Organizers say the Empty Bowls Fundraiser is all about the kids and the food bank's mission to end child hunger in south Georgia.