The No Child Goes Hungry is a campaign 6 months in the works and have already made big strides in helping students in CCISD. According to Daniel Esparza, founder of No Child Goes Hungry, CCISD has a debt of $15,000 just in school lunch debt. These are children that are not able to afford their lunches and end up losing lunch for the day.
No Child Goes Hungry campaign is having a huge Carne Guisada benefit today at Corpus Christi Event Center off of Holly and Kostoryz. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can buy a plate for $6, the place will have a serving of carne guisada, rice, beans, mashed potatoes and a tortilla. The Fulton Popcorn company will also be there to sell popcorn, and all net proceeds will go to the children from CCISD that have lunch debt.
If you would like to order a plate or numerous plates, you can head to the Corpus Christi Event Center or call/text this number, 361-933-7983, for delivery.
No Child Goes Hungry campaign will also have different benefits throughout the next few weeks before school starts to raise as much money as they can to make sure every child can start and end the school year without having to worry about going hungry.
Of course, the best way to prevent this is to make sure every child eats lunch, is for parents to apply for reduced lunches on the CCISD website. Daniel Esparza also says his team can help a parent apply if they need extra assistance.
If you would like to volunteer or help make sure a child never goes hungry follow the campaigns Facebook page for more info. www.facebook.com/nochildgoeshungrycc/ or contact Daniel Esparza for more information, 361-933-7983