Good Nutrition Matters
We serve thousands of kids for thousands of reasons – all children need good nutrition to be healthy and reach their full potential. By increasing access to fresh foods, we work to overcome health disparities that disproportionately affect children of color and children from low income communities.
Nourished children can better focus and pay attention in class
Healthy children are less likely to be sick and miss school
A good diet helps children properly grow their mind, body and soul
Kids’ Food Basket is Critical
Low-income neighborhoods frequently lack full-service grocery stores and farmers’ markets where residents can buy a variety of high-quality fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. According to USDA, “vehicle access is perhaps the most important determinant of whether or not a family can access affordable and nutritious food.”
We provide a direct service breaking down this barrier of food access for our students
Sack Suppers are distributed within classrooms at the end of each school day and during summer programs too, meaning every child in need can get one easily and safely.
We provide healthy, nourishing food that is ready to eat.
Every Sack Supper contains:
- One serving of fruit
- One serving of vegetables
- One serving of protein
- A healthy snack
We provide consistency that kids can count on each and every day.
What Does Research Show?
Kids’ Food Basket does more than feed kids — we are also a knowledgeable voice in the community solution to childhood hunger. We regularly monitor statistics regarding hunger issues. Learn more about hunger now: