Food Finders: End Child Hunger

Help provide backpacks full of nutritious food for kids on the weekends and during breaks from school to keep youth full and ready to learn.

The Problem

Compared to the general population, children have the highest risk of struggling with hunger--and suffer the most devastating short and long-term consequences. Children without access to the National School Lunch Program come back to school hungry on Monday mornings. Hunger in children results in poor health status, developmental risk, poor educational outcomes and mental health problems. Help these students receive the fuel they need to learn and grow throughout the school year.

The Solution

Food Finders’ BackPack Program provides backpacks full of nutritious, easy-to-prepare food to school-age children on Friday afternoons throughout the school year. The program ensures that children who receive free and reduced-price lunches at school during the week have adequate nutritious food for the weekend. Currently, the program serves 795 students at 23 schools in Tippecanoe County alone. The BackPack Program helps students receive the fuel they need to learn and grow throughout the school year.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

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