Nearly 5,000 children in Indianapolis alone show signs of malnourishment, with 20 percent of children in Central Indiana living in households that can’t always afford to eat.
When Buckingham Foundation learned that nearly all of the 420 students at George Buck Elementary were on free or reduced lunch and many struggled with hunger, the Foundation was inspired to make a difference. Buckingham volunteers transformed an unused locker room into a bright, clean and fully stocked food pantry for the school’s students and their families.
The Foundation stocks the pantry throughout the year through various food and donation drives. Buckingham Foundation provides more than donations and volunteers; the Foundation has become an advocate in the fight against childhood hunger.