Support the health and nutrition of kids.
Our Healthy KidsPack strives to alleviate childhood hunger by providing nutritionally balanced, kid-friendly foods to area students in grades K through 12 every Friday for them to eat during the weekend. Providing this resource ensures that all kids, regardless of income level, have access to well-balanced weekend nutrition during the school year.
- Balanced meal packs for kids to eat over the weekend.
- Delivered every Friday.
“There are children that take care of themselves. Their parents are never home, either because they are working, looking for work, or just neglectful. I would see these children come to school on Monday mornings, dirty and starving, for both food and attention. Here at school, we can try our best to give the kids the attention and food they need, but only when they are here. When the food in your KidsPack program started, these children were looking forward to weekends, whereas before they dreaded Fridays because they knew there wasn’t going to be a good meal again until Monday.” – School Secretary on the impact of KidsPack
The impact of healthy, supported kids.
Our Healthy KidsPack Program reaches as many as 400 children each week in 31 schools throughout Madison, Jefferson, and Gallatin Counties. There are multiple benefits for participating student’s well-being, including:
- Better relationships with school staff and/or other students,
- Feeling more secure,
- More interest and investment in school,
- Fewer behavioral problems due to increased nutritional health.
Because the educational environment improves as behavioral problems within a classroom community declines, many of these benefits could be affecting all the students in the classroom and not just the children participating in the program.