This campaign has ended and will be back in Summer 2022.


Help us reach our fundraising goal this summer to serve children across the nation

Common Threads’ Summer Health fundraising campaign aims to address the issues of food insecurity, the “summer slide” and children’s overall health and wellness. For many young people, the summer months bring a loss of their most reliable source of daily nutrition. The stress of everyday hunger not only impacts their health, but magnifies the “summer slide” – loss of knowledge gained during the school year. By making a donation during the Summer Health campaign, you can help us bring much needed resources to children and families facing these often misunderstood and overlooked challenges. 


Following the lead of partner organizations in each of our cities, Common Threads’ cooking and nutrition education programs have begun slowly returning to in-person classes in addition to the virtual learning. Part of our mission during the summer months is to help bridge the gap in food security through food distribution and cooking classes for children and families. We need your help to touch the lives of many in need.


Donating to the Summer Health campaign would mean funding more programming and groceries for food distribution, allowing us to reach more under-resourced communities heavily impacted by COVID-19 with the resources they need to enjoy a healthy summer. Becoming a Wellness Warrior and making a monthly donation means supporting our students for the summer and the rest of the year. Just $25 a month can change a child’s entire year.

$10 Monthly

Classroom cooking kits for 12 students

$25 Monthly

Groceries to feed a family of four 2 meals every month

$50 Monthly

Chef hats and aprons for a class of 20 students

$100 Monthly

Family cooking class (6 lessons) for up to 4 families 

$200 Monthly

Groceries for Cooking Skills classes (9 lessons) for up to 20 students


Give what you can! Every dollar counts and anything helps.


Sign up today for a small monthly donation and help us reach our $15K goal. Together we can make a huge impact for a child, a family and a community that needs it.


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Common Threads holds children’s health at the forefront of their organization’s mission. During the summer, it is important to teach kids healthy habits when they are not in school. Let’s raise awareness for great summer health together and really change the future of their year. Learn more at www.commonthreads.org/summerhealth/. #SummerHealth #CookingForLife

Food insecurity is an issue that many families and children face on a daily basis and often increases during the summer months. Common Threads aims to help these communities get access to healthy food and information. Learn more about how you can support the fight against food insecurity today at https://www.commonthreads.org/summerhealth. #SummerHealth #CookingForLife

Support summer health of children by becoming a monthly donor. By donating $25 a month, you will help fund groceries for a children’s healthy snack making Small Bites class series. Let’s change a child’s entire year month by month. Learn more today at www.commonthreads.org/summerhealth. #SummerHealth #CookingForLife #WellnessWarrior


To help raise awareness and funding for our upcoming Summer Health campaign, we’ll be hosting a few Connect & Cook with Common Threads Instagram Live sessions with our friends from around the country.