Striving to eliminate hunger in our community — Neighbors helping neighbors since 1972
Food Distribution Hours
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
The FORKids program provides elementary-age children with food bags to take home over the weekend so they can arrive at school on Mondays ready to learn, and not focused on hungry stomachs.
First, school personnel identify which students could benefit from a weekend food bag (kids who seem to come in hungry after the weekend). Some school districts send a letter home to the families on the Free and Reduced Lunch list. The families then return the letters to the school. The contact person at the school then notifies the FORKids program manager at the Food Bank of the number and ages of the kids who will participate.
The FORKids program manager takes the information and uses it to put together food bags with the help of volunteers at the Food Bank. A volunteer then delivers the bags to the schools. The contact person at the school then discreetly puts the food bags into participating kids' backpacks on Friday afternoons before school lets out.
FORKids bags include about four meals' worth of food to last over the weekend. All of the food items are easy for kids to open and prepare. The types of foods included are as follows:
Contact your child's school counselor or principal. (This information is also available as a PDF document, if you would like to print it to post or hand out.).
You can read more about the recent achievements of the program in this PDF of our report.