Summer isn’t fun when you’re hungry.
You can help keep food insecure children healthy this summer by donating containers of 100% fruit juice as part of Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s eighth annual Juice Drive.
During the month of June, your donations of 100% juice will be collected to benefit the children’s programs in our Summer Feeding network.
What is 100% Juice?
100% juice only contains the juice from fruits and/or vegetables with no added sugars, preservatives or thickeners. The ones with the shortest list of ingredients on the label are best.
Why is 100% Juice so Important?
100% fruit and vegetable juices have the nutrition that is vital to a child’s health and growth. Anyone who has kids in their lives can tell you that children don’t like to eat veggies and barely get enough fruit – but they do like juice! 100% juice packs a big nutritional punch in a way kids love.
Here’s how you can help:
- Purchase 100% juice at Roanoke area Kroger locations and drop it off in the designated collection bins in the stores.
- Donate through the Virtual Juice Drive – where every dollar equals three servings of juice. (1 serving = 6.75 ounces)
- Collect juice throughout the month at work, church, school and in neighborhoods and deliver them to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Pick-ups can be scheduled for bulk donations.