Harry Keswani announces the formation of his new organization, the Harry K Foundation. The mission is to make sure that no child in Sussex County goes to sleep hungry.
Keswani, a local business owner and longtime contributor to charitable causes, was shocked to learn that there were so many children in local communities going hungry.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture as of 2009, in Delaware alone, 241,600 people receive food assistance of some kind. That number is 17,500 per week, statewide. As the cost of food continues to rise, so does the need to get meals to those in need.
Oftentimes, schools supplement meals to children in need, but there are times when children aren’t in school. The Harry K Foundation aims to fill these gaps with communal support that will feed hungry children.
Keswani, a self-made man, expressed his excitement about his new nonprofit organization as well as its emerging role in future months and years in the local community. Keswani says, “This is about the children in our area - in Rehoboth Beach - who don’t have enough to eat. We must work together to care for our children.”
Keswani expressed his hopes that surrounding communities will feel as strongly about this cause as he does and join him in helping as many children as possible. He has great vision for this foundation, and sees it ultimately growing to end hunger completely in the local area. The foundation is actively seeking sponsors in anticipation of an announcement in coming weeks.
For more information on the foundation and to become involved, go to www.facebook.com/harrykfoundation.