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Provide a child with 8 meals, snacks, juice or milk, and fresh produce for a weekend! Each bag is strategically packed with kid-approved, dietician-reviewed meals, and snacks. The bag is black so other children cannot see what is inside and it is placed in the child's backpack while they are out of the classroom. Many kids themselves do not realize they are on the Backpack Program, let alone their classmates.
You can help put food insecurity on vacation with our Spring Break box! For just $35, you can sponsor a child's grocery box, which will keep them full during their whole Spring Break. This box provides three nutritious meals a day, healthy snacks, milk, wheat bread, a frozen protein, and big bag of fresh produce for the entire break! We've got over 1,200 kids on the BackPack Program and some are out of school for up to three weeks, so we need your support! Sponsor a child's full belly today!
Kids love ravioli.
When you think of Mac & Cheese from the blue box, you’re instantly flashed back to childhood.
Canned tuna is a staple for the kids we feed.
Apple sauce and fruit cups are something we all used to look forward to as a kid.
Donate an amount of your choosing.
Become a monthly donor and support our kiddos year round! It’s quick and easy, takes your monthly giving off the To-Do list in a safe and secure way, and effectively combats hunger amongst our community’s kids. A $25 per month donation will provide a child with 2 full weeks of groceries including 3 real meals a day, fresh fruit and veggies, bread, eggs, meat, and lots of extra goodies!
We love fruits and veggies and we want our kiddos to also! Help us provide our children with healthy nudges by providing them fresh fruit and hearty vegetables every weekend and during all school breaks. Produce is paired with recipe ideas and simple sides like individual servings of honey, peanut butter, or ranch dressing.
By making this donation, we’ll be able to provide a child with weekend bags for an entire year and feed them during all school breaks! THAT's what it means to be a TRUE Hunger Hero! This is an incredible gift and one that has the power to change the course of a child’s life for the better. Each weekend bag includes 7-8 meals, snacks, and fresh produce. "Break boxes" include 3 meals a day, snacks, and fresh produce. Examples of food that we provide in the Weekend Bag are:
- fresh produce
- canned tuna or chicken
- canned pasta with meat
- peanut butter
- individual fruit cups or apple sauce
- mac & cheese
- shelf-stable cheese
- granola bars
- cereal boxes and/or bars
- individual packs of crackers
- dried fruit & nut mixes
- chili with beans
- individual milk/juice
- single-serve instant oatmeal
Our mobile “Farmers MarKID” is a direct and hands on approach to improving the health of children in our community. We take free fresh fruits and vegetables to wherever kids need us: food deserts, parks, playgrounds, after school programs, high need schools, and other nonprofits. At the MarKID children receive “Nourish Bucks” and “shop” for produce just like you would at a regular farmer’s market. In front of each produce item is kid friendly information on why it is healthy and good for you. The MarKID is designed to be transactional and educational for kids. It also designed so the family has something to cook in the home. After children have “paid” for their produce it is bagged up with a healthy recipe booklet for the parents to use in the home!
This Thanksgiving we are once again providing every child on our Backpack Program with a delicious and healthy Take-and-Bake Thanksgiving dinner for their family! Enjoying a meal with loved ones makes for the best kind of eating and our community’s children deserve the best. For just $25, your donation will provide a child and their family with a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings! The Take-and-Bake Menu includes a 12-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream of mushroom soup, green beans, cornbread mix, apple sauce, apples, sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots. All items will be packed in a foil pan and come with recipes for the family to prepare together!