The COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly disrupt all aspects of our community, especially for our children. Through the school closures and current disruptions to summer activities, many more children now live with food insecurity.
Our network is responding! We’ve provided over 2,000,000 meals to children and families in the community since March 13. We increased food output by 400%, delivering 100,000 meals a week to 31 school districts in Minnesota and western Wisconsin and other community partners on a weekly basis, reaching over 37% of all K-12 children in Minnesota.
This summer, we are continuing to provide 100,000 meals a week to 140+ school and community locations.
Food insecurity amongst children is expected to increase by more than 50 percent through December. This is
one of the highest rates for child hunger in Minnesota in decades. We need to raise $1.8 million to provide another two million meals (or 100,000 meals per week) to children across Minnesota through Fall 2020.
Together, we can continue to be a source of nutritious food and hope for children and families in our community.
Meals a week
School and community locations
of all K-12 children in Minnesota
Your important donation will directly support our increase in food inventory and provide meals to hundreds of thousands of children increasingly facing food insecurity. EVERY $100 MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR 25 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE MEALS.
Your non-perishable food donation will help decreases our food purchasing costs and get more food to children and families who need it most during these difficult times. See what type of food we’re looking for and the donation process here.
You can help by spreading the word to your networks. You can share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn; create a fundraiser on Facebook or create your own fundraising page; support organizations and businesses who are supporting our mission; or any other way you’d like to share our efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.
We are continuously evaluating our volunteer events based on the current situation to maintain the health and safety of our volunteers and staff and are starting to open some volunteer events to the public. You can now register for volunteer events in June, and new dates are continuously added.
Our commitment to children Dig deeper on the increasingly significant need to serve children facing food insecurity and the unprecedented approach we are taking to fight for them.
Ensuring the health and safety of our network Stay up to date on the measures we’re taking to maintain the well-being of everyone involved in supporting our mission of fighting child hunger.
Frequently Asked Questions Read through our evolving list of frequently asked questions as the coronavirus’s impact on children and families facing food insecurity evolves.