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During the school year, 21 million kids receive free and reduced-price meals, but when school lets out for the summer, only 3.5 million participate in summer meal programs. We created Feeding Our Future® to help close the gap and ensure children get the nutritious meals they need to thrive.
In 1997 Sodexo launched Feeding Our Future in three cities (Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC) and served 25,000 meals in its first year. Since its inception, the program has provided more than 4.5 million meals to children nationwide. Feeding Our Future owes its success to the longstanding partnerships between Sodexo, our client and vendor partners, and local hunger-relief organizations.
Feeding Our Future focuses on:
Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Camden, NJ; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Ft. Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
2016 Vendor Partners
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Gordon Food Service
Great Lakes Cheese Company
Jennie-O Turkey Store
Deep River Snacks
RC Fine Foods
24 U.S. Cities
407,123 Meals Served
4,310 Hours Contributed
Summer is the Hungriest Time of the Year, by Dave Scanlan
Engaging Communities in the Fight Against Hunger, by Bob Stern
Summer Hunger: Hard To Forget, by Billy Shore (No Kid Hungry)
How do you provide over 20,000 meals to a community in one summer?
Nourishing Young Minds and Bodies, by Diane Baker-King (Andrew & Walter Young YMCA)
Ending Childhood Hunger, Starting with Los Angeles, by Dana Massimiani