Through our Child Programs, we work with schools and social service programs in our 13 county service area to distribute and serve nutritious foods to kids in need throughout the school year and the summer months.
Food 4 Kids
Serving up to 11,000 chronically hungry children each week
Elementary school children on the free and reduced-price school meal program often face hunger when meals are not available on weekends. Working with educators to identify chronically hungry kids, the Food 4 Kids program provides backpacks full of nutritious, nonperishable, kid-friendly food to take home each Friday afternoon during the school year. The program operates in 300 schools, serving up to 11,000 chronically hungry children each week.
School Pantry Program
Proving non-perishable items and fresh produce to students
Students and their families can access non-perishable items and fresh produce at local school pantries. Distribution takes place after school and students who visit the school pantry leave with at least 20 pounds of shelf-stable food and 15 pounds of produce.
In 2017-2018 we served nearly 500,000 pounds of food through the School Pantry program.