When children experience hunger it likely means the family as a whole is experiencing hunger. With this in mind, we are helping to increase food security for children and their families as they connect with school communities through the Food + You program.
Ending child hunger through tailored school solutions
Our Food + You school-based program—aims to increase availability of healthy food resources to students and their families by partnering with 13 participating schools in the metro area.
This multi-dimensional program offers, support for accessing existing federal nutrition program and connections to broader community resources and food distributions.
How Food + You works
The Food + You program has four main components:
- Direct food distributions at participating schools via family food boxes or on-site food pantries.
- Support through a Nutrition Navigator at Second Harvest Heartland to catalyze access and activation of meals through available federal nutrition programs.
- Connection to additional community resources like food shelves.
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Funding provided by Andeavor, Caterpillar Foundation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Feeding America, Kopp Family Foundation, Morgan Stanley Foundation, Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation, Share Our Strength, and The Hershey Company.