With families filing in to fill the I PROMISE Institute, the Foundation’s first official Family Feast brought the We Are Family philosophy to life. More than 500 I PROMISE families from all grade levels came for a fun, informational gathering (formerly known as Hometown Hall) that featured a full meal, family supports, and fresh kicks.
The Feast featured a hot meal provided by Piada, who along with Barilla, hosted a healthy cooking demonstration – complete with hand-rolled meatballs – for our families to enjoy. As part of National Pasta Month, Piada and Barilla are also partnering to donate a portion of proceeds from each pasta bowl sold throughout October to the Foundation and its efforts in education.
The Feast featured a hot meal provided by Piada, who along with Barilla, hosted a healthy cooking demonstration – complete with hand-rolled meatballs – for our families to enjoy.
In addition to the delicious dinner, families attending the Feast also had access to our IPS resources through Jobs & Family Services and other supports to help them through challenges they might be facing at home. Families were also able to get blood pressure screenings on site thanks to our friends at Faithful Servants. It’s all about meeting our families where they are, and on this night, they were amongst family that reaches far and wide.
And LeBron’s brand new Nike shoes distribution continued for his I PROMISE students, with his older students receiving the 16s as a reward for their hard work and motivation to keep doing even more.
Central to everything the Foundation does, family is everything. And we love connecting with our family members, hearing about their lives, and learning how we can help.