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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.

Boy with family food boxEnding 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.

Contact Food + You

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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.

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