About this Meal Train Plus
HALO provides housing, healing, and education to homeless and at-risk children all over the world. In Kansas City, Mo., HALO serves over 700 youth every year in the HALO Transitional Housing Program or Learning Center, where youth get support and learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness. By providing therapeutic art programming, life skill workshops, professional development and more, HALO staff build the foundation of a family for children who need it most. Because our youth are coming through our doors from unstable living situations, food is always on their minds and in high demand. HALO partners with emergency shelters, other transitional housing programs, alternative high schools, and more, and even our partner agencies have been asking for help with meeting this basic need due to capacity or funding. Our youth also have families that are going hungry, are unable to get to food pantries, or have other circumstances that keep them at "not enough." Oftentimes, our youth work to help feed their siblings or families, while also going to high school, getting good grades, and just trying to be a kid. At HALO, we have committed to always being a source of support and comfort for our youth, and that now includes this basic need. We want any child that comes through our doors to have access to a warm meal or snack in order to create an environment where hunger is not a barrier to learning a life skill or interacting with others. By providing a meal to our youth, you are providing love and support to youth who need it most.