Kids and teens need nutritious food to grow, be healthy, and to effectively learn at school. Yet too many Richmond students go to school hungry.
In partnership with the Richmond School District, we’re helping to address this need by offering and supporting food and meal programs in Richmond schools.
We proudly supported 11 school food programs in 2020. Many of these programs had to be adapted due to the pandemic, switching from an in-school meal format to a take-away or delivery hampers.
In the 2015-2016 school year, we ran three pilot meal program projects. In 2016-2017, we expanded to nine programs in seven Richmond schools:
- Breakfast programs in four elementary schools
- Lunch programs in two high schools
- Snack programs in three schools
In total, we serve meals to more 400 children each week school is in session, when meal programs are running.
If you are a teacher or an administrator and know of a school that could use a meal or food program, or already has a program that could benefit from food resources, please Contact Us.
Learn more about the need for school food programs here.