“TUSCA-LUAU” HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR SECRET MEALS FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN
A group of University of Alabama students hosted a fundraising event on Friday afternoon for the local non-profit Secret Meals For Hungry Children.
Tusca-luau was held at Innisfree Irish Pub on University Boulevard.
The goal of the event was to kick-off homecoming weekend with specialty drinks, fun games, and drawing prizes while learning about ways to help put an end to childhood food insecurity in Alabama and Florida.
One in five children in Alabama live below the poverty line and struggle to get nutritional meals on the weekends during the school year.
“Today at the Tuscaluau, they can expect an aloha good time with us. We are all just vibing and we are all just conversing and spreading awareness about the organization and what they do,” University of Alabama student Omari King said. “Definitely trying to get people to know and understand what it is that they do and the importance of it because childhood hunger is a real problem and people really suffer from it.”
Secret Meals works to fill the gap these children face by providing meals and vitamin packs with child friendly food each weekend.
The organization provides over 2,500 children with food packs each school year through partnerships with local food banks and volunteers.
All donations can be Venmoed to @Tuscaluau_4_SecretMeals and all of the donations go straight towards providing food packs for local kids.