Here at The Food Group we believe that every child deserves access to the healthy foods they need to learn, grow, and thrive. We work with hunger relief partners throughout the Twin Cities metro to provide nutritious snacks for local children experiencing hunger. These healthy single-serve snacks are designed to help fill nighttime and weekend gaps – times when local families often struggle to provide enough healthy foods for their children.
We work with thirteen Snack Program partners – mainly food shelves and other hunger relief organizations – to purchase healthy single serve items geared towards kids. Staples including fresh produce, granola bars, fruit strips, and oatmeal help kids power through their weekend and come to school Monday ready to learn. These healthy snacks are delivered to schools and after-school programs throughout the Twin Cities metro several times each month. In 2017, we provided 85,000 packages of healthy foods to local children in our community through our Snack Program.
Nutrition is a key factor in every strong, healthy community. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to get more healthy food into the hands of those in need. Thank you to our individual donors, corporate donors, volunteers, and partner organizations for your generous support of our Snack Program! Together we are fighting hunger and nourishing our community one child at a time.
This post was written by Lily Paul, Agency Relations Coordinator. Questions? Contact Lily at [email protected]