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Hungry Children Cannot Play and Learn

At one end of Arlington Street in Greensboro, NC is the hustle and bustle of the Musikgarten Office, the Ole Asheboro Park and Nature Play Area, built on land donated by the Heyge Family, and the new Union Square Campus nursing training facility.

At the other end of Arlington St., the hustle and bustle is a little different two Thursday mornings a month. At 8:30 a.m. a line starts forming for a Mobile Market at Guilford Child Development, our local Head Start Program. At 2 p.m., just 4 blocks from the Musikgarten Office, families have an opportunity to receive a week and half’s worth of food. 65% of the food distributed is for families with children ages birth to 4.

This is our community and Musikgarten, along with the Musikgarten Foundation, want to help.

Food insecurity is a national problem. 1 in 6 children in the USA suffer from food insecurity, meaning they miss at least one meal a day, and in North Carolina the numbers are slightly worse at 1 in 4 children. In 2015 our own Guilford County was ranked #1 in food insecurity in the US and since then we have dropped to #8. This needs to continue to improve!

We invite you to spur us on! For each class registration taken during Musikgarten’s Summer Teacher Training Workshop Series, the Musikgarten Foundation will donate $15 to Guilford Child Development to support the Mobile Market.  Help us make a difference in the lives of children musically, educationally, and physically.

Please join us this summer!