Special to The Trussville Tribune
Trussville, Alabama… Cassidy Jacks, Miss Trussville 2016, has spent the past several years developing the service initiative, “Feed a Soul, Fill a Heart.” Her work to fight the hunger epidemic across the country and across the state has led her to partner with many previously established organizations, as well as, start her own campaign called, “Snacks for Sacks.” Recently, she held a snack food drive in the Trussville community which allowed her to donate over 100 sacks of snack foods to the homeless in the Birmingham area.
“Through my work helping to feed the homeless at Changed Lives Christian Center I have learned how much the homeless really appreciate having individually wrapped snacks to eat when they can’t reach a facility to get a meal. This is what led me to create my “Snacks For Sacks” food drive. With all the support of the community I was able to provide 100 snack sacks to the homeless. I am thankful for all the donations that made this service opportunity a success,” said Cassidy.
On a national level she has partnered with Feeding America, a nation-wide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries throughout every state. Her partnership with Feeding America came to fruition through the creation and sells of Cassidy’s Cause Bracelets. Because of her commitment to fundraising goals and her bracelet sales she has been able to provide over 21,000 meals to the hungry across the United States.
“I am proud to be a part of leading the fight against hunger in my community and across our state,” Cassidy said. “My hope is that living out my passion through working with Feed a Soul, Fill a Heart is leading to one less American going to bed hungry every night,” she concluded.
Cassidy will represent the Trussville community as she competes at the Miss Alabama pageant in June.
I hope a little more healthy snacks..
They’re homeless people. I doubt they are all that concerned about eating healthy. Probably just grateful to be getting something to eat. It’s hard enough just trying to survive on a day to day basis when you have nothing.