Feed our future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because Hunger doesn't take a break on the weekends.

 
  • 15.3 million children live with food insecurity across the nation.

 

  • In cook county, 300,000 children live in poverty.

 

  • 1 out of every 4 children in cook county live with food INSECURITY.

 

  • 75% of students attending the schools we serve qualify for the free and reduced lunch program during the school year.

 

  • Educators who regularly see children come to school hungry see the following problems:

    • 88% have inability to concentrate.

    • 87% lack energy and motivation.

    • 84% have poor academic peformance

    • 65% have behavioral problems

    • 53% feel sick

Data from: National Food Bank, No Kid Hungry, 2015

 

Helping Children grow strong in body and in mind.

WE PROVIDE NONPERISHABLE, NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO HAVE FOOD INSECURITY IN ORDER TO HELP THEM STAY HEALTHY AND NOURISHED ON THE WEEKENDS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

  • We partner with school personnel at two schools in Districts 102 and 105 which are located in Cook County and include the towns of La Grange Park, Lyons, Brookfield and Countryside, to identify students who may be eligible for the program.

 

  • Volunteers shop, deliver, manage inventory and check expiration dates of the food.  Bags are packed on a weekly basis and delivered to the front office of the school on Friday mornings.

 

  • Weekend bags contain the following items: two breakfast items, three dinner/lunch items, two treats/snacks, one vegetable, one fruit, and one drink.

 

 

 

We are thankful for the donations from the Organizations in our community.

 

 OUR tEAM

CO-FOUNDERS: CHRIS SEDLACEK and MEGAN MERCHANT: Meg is a Senior in high school and chris is a Freshman in college.

PRESIDENTS: Joe SEDLACEK and Ellie MERCHANT enjoy handling all aspects of the program.

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CONTACT

OFFICE

85 Dover Avenue

La Grange, IL  60525

EMAIL

feedourfuturenfp@gmail.com

PHONE

+1 (708) 557-2114