You know you’ve met a super dad who really cares about his community when he shows up on a Tuesday morning, without kids, to volunteer for two hours.
Those were the dads who came out on Giving Tuesday to pack food and clothing to deliver to families struggling with the basic necessities.
Plum Organics, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand, delivered a pallets of food — most weighing over 400 pounds, to various cities around the country with chapters of City Dads Group. Here in Los Angeles, the Plum Organic products were delivered to the GOOD+ Foundation, a nonprofit group that works with a network of more than 100 community-based organizations throughout the United States to distribute essentials to families in need. GOOD+ Foundation added care packages of children’s clothing to the outgoing food deliveries.
Watch as dads from Los Angeles to New York worked to pack, prep, and load all the donated food and clothes to get to families during the holiday:
Los Angeles County has the largest number of food insecure families in the country – these are families who don’t know where they will get their next meal. Many more struggle to cover rent, with nearly half of all LA County residents paying more than 30% of their income in rent.
The need is tremendous here and the LA Dads Group, with help from Plum Organics and the Good+ Foundation, helped to make it a little bit easier for those families who received the food and clothes.
The group’s first task was to pack donated diaper bags with Plum Organics pouches and other donated supplies for expectant parents. The team of LA dads wrote inspiring notes to these parents, who later received those bags at a baby shower thrown for them because many cannot afford to buy everything a baby would need.
After filling dozens of bags, the team of LA Dads sorted through a massive pile of clothes to create bundles of clothes to be donated. The dads are a hard working group – we finished all this work in less than two hours, helping hundreds of people.
It was incredible doing something for Giving Tuesday 2017, which marked the second consecutive year that LA Dads Group has participated in this day of giving back through service. We are grateful to the dads who came out, Plum Organics for their support, and Good+ Foundation for welcoming us to their warehouse!
DISCLOSURE: Plum Organics partnered with City Dads Group for the mentioned above through a donation of goods and financial compensation.