Keep It Humming
By Children Rising | February 1, 2017
Health4Kids has been humming along, now in its twelfth year in partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank. This year, we’re serving close to 4,000 people, distributing 2,600 bags of nutritious food to families in Alameda County every month of the school year. Our wonderful volunteers fill and process these bags at the Food Bank. The bags then are distributed to schools where they are picked up by students and their families.
Richard Soennichsen and Cynthia Naton are one of several couples that serve alongside us.
They’ve been bagging for eight years! Their neighbors in Alameda invited them to join us back in 2009. There are many ways that Richard and Cynthia give to their community, including taking those same neighbors grocery shopping weekly as age has limited their friends’ transportation access.
Richard is a retired engineer and Cynthia is a retired therapist who also worked with Child Protective Services.
We are deeply grateful for their faithful commitment to this important work.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:35, 40 NIV)
Article by Charlotte Martinez, Director of Health4Kids