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Fighting Child Hunger
More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. Without reliable access to food – such as free and reduced meal programs at school – the risk of hunger is very real. The Sheridan Story works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks
Prior to March 13th, our weekend food program was operating in 250 Minnesota schools. Food was delivered to these sites approximately monthly with a month supply.
We have since halted our distribution methods for our weekend food program. We are working closely with 31 districts in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, who are now coordinating all nutrition response, and providing food at their designated food distribution points for students and families. These districts include over 87,000 kids on free or reduced lunch, which accounts for 30% of all such students in the state. Plus we have partnered with the YMCA to make our food bags are available at 26 branches in Twin Cities, Rochester, and Hudson.
We have provided over 382,000 meals through these school and community partners. We are preparing thousands of more meals to meet the skyrocketing needs.
We will be there for the children through school closures, which are expected to remain closed through the end of the school year. And we will be working long after that to help stabilize families.