Hunger-Free Schools Are Possible
We're slowly growing partnerships with local schools to support the efforts of teachers and staff who see kids every day having a hard time concentrating in class due to hunger. Our approach is to uplift their ideas for solving the problem and provide the food necessary to bring those ideas to fruition.
Weymouth High School
We've worked with the high school's team of adjustment counselors to fully stock an onsite food pantry they've developed for students to discretely shop from when they need it. In addition, the Food Pantry supplies snack boxes teachers can keep in their desk drawers to draw from rather than purchasing their own snacks out of their salaries.
Abigail Adams School
The 2016 - 2017 school year was the worst a group of teachers at this school had seen in terms of hunger in their classrooms. Together, we're launching a weekend backpack program to supply food for kids over the weekend whose parents have opted in to the program. We'll provide each child enrolled with a backpack of food to take home every Friday.