About Hoops Against Hunger

Hoops Against Hunger, is an outreach of Eblen Charities a nonprofit organization based in Asheville North Carolina, that brings together the basketball community as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide food for children who are dealing with hunger at home.

With childhood hunger statistics reporting that one out of five children do not have enough food at home, many times the only meals they receive at school is the only food they will have to eat and when the holidays or other times away from school arrive, far too many face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class.

Hoops Against Hunger is meeting this challenge by enlisting and partnering with basketball teams from middle school through college, coaches, clubs, fans, sponsors, and everyone who is interested in making sure no child goes hungry.

By collecting food and cash donations during the basketball season at games, tournaments, as well as social media and other campaigns throughout the year, will help ensure that those children facing hunger will have the enough to eat.

Hoops Against Hunger brings together public, private, and sports organizations as well as local and national sponsors to help provide meals for students who may not have enough to eat at home during the extended holiday breaks from school.

With childhood hunger statistics reporting that one out of five children do not have enough food at home, many times the only meals they receive at school is the only food they will have to eat and when the holidays arrive, they face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class.

Local basketball teams will partner with Hoops Against Hunger by collecting food and donations during the season and bringing them to the Southern Conference Basketball Championships held in Asheville in March.

When you are hungry, nothing else matters

– Bill Murdock, Eblen Charities