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Sponsor A Family Summer Backpack Drive

backpacks1Help a child start the school year off right!  Join our annual summer backpack drive and send a backpack filled with school supplies to a child in need. Learn more.

Family-to-Family in Action

A little glimpse into how Family-to-Family operates…. Last year after F-to-F Executive Director Pam Koner watched the documentary “Rich Hill,” about growing up poor in a rural Missouri town, Family-to-Family reached out to the principal of the local elementary school to see how we could help. Today Family-to-Family sponsors families there with monthly groceries…which in recent months have included bananas, broccoli, peas, carrots, peanut butter, hamburger meat, bread, potatoes, corn, rice and watermelon!

New “Gap” Pantry Helping Families Caught Between the Cracks

Together with Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY we’re excited to announce the opening of the new “Gap” Pantry.  Gap Pantry signIntended to help the working poor, who aren’t eligible for Red Bird’s regular food pantry, the Gap Pantry provides families with incomes just above the poverty line with fresh groceries, including dairy items, fruit and vegetables, every month. A sponsorship for one gap family is only $10 a month!  Read more here.

Morgan Stanley Puts F-to-F Giving Projects Front and Center

Over three days in June, five groups of employees at Morgan Stanley in New York City came together for an in-house giving event to make Family-to-Family’s Birthday Bags, Stuffed Shirts and “S’nocks.” The event, which drew about 100 employees, was part of Morgan Stanley’s 10th Annual Global Volunteer Month.

Almost 200 finished projects (birthday parties in bags for kids, t-shirts with personal care products and new socks filled with snacks for the homeless) were delivered to Covenant House in New York, to be given out to teens and young adults in need.

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In the fall of 2002 The New York Times ran a series of articles on poverty in the U.S. One of those articles described the township of Pembroke, Illinois, a community so poor that many houses had dirt floors and there were tires on the roofs to keep them from blowing away.

After reading that article, Pam Koner, a Westchester, New York mom and entrepreneur knew she had to do something to help. (More...)