Child nutrition ties directly to student achievement
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The Food4Success Campaign was originally created to raise funds for accumulated meal debt. Through generous donations, meal debt has been eliminated and we are proud to now be able to support school food pantries!
With nearly 70% of our students in District 6 qualifying for free/reduced lunch, we know food insecurity is an issue for many of our students. District 6 plans to install food pantries at all public and charter school sites by 2025. Currently, nineteen pantries are operating and providing critical resources to our students. Each pantry includes a freezer, glass door cooler, locking shelving, and a rolling cart. While there are other resources available in our community, school food pantries are convenient and provide a readily accessible source of food assistance and food choice to students and their families throughout the school year and during school breaks. Data shows that when kids have access to healthy meals every day, they feel better, perform better, and have fewer behavioral and health problems.
School food pantries are complementing existing breakfast and lunch programs and school kitchens are able to contribute food items that were previously going to waste. Students and their families have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, shelf-stable items, grains, and protein items such as frozen meats and poultry.
We are proud to be able to support this project through the Food4Success Campaign and continue to meet the nutritional needs of our students.
Support the Food4Success Campaign, because no child deserves to be hungry.
This fundraiser supports
The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools