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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 2.3 million of those eligible are aware of or have access to summer feeding 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 3.8 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:
2013 Feeding Our Future Impact:
24 U.S. cities
150 Sodexo volunteers
3,000 service hours
25 vendor partners
$88,000 vendor donations
200 community partners
400,000 meals served
The summer of 2013 marked the program’s 17th year, having served a remarkable 3.8 million meals to date. We also created a powerful info graphic, which illustrates childhood hunger in the U.S. and developed a nutrition education curriculum in partnership with Sodexo and The Campus Kitchens Project.
Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Camden, NJ; Chattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Ft. Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Pittsburgh, PA; San Jose, CA; St. Cloud, MN; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
Through several strategic vendor partnerships, $88,000 was donated to supplement the 2013 program. Feeding Our Future supporters include AdvancePierre Foods, Alpha Baking, Bugambilia, Cargill, Coca-Cola (co-branding partner), Contessa, Dannon, Dole, Farmland, General Mills, Gordon Food Service (co-branding partner), Great Lakes Cheese Company, J&J Snacks, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Kellogg's, Koch Foods, McCain, McCormick, Michael Foods, Mission Foods, Pactiv, PepsiCo, Sara Lee Foodservice, Sun Rich Fresh Foods, and Sysco (co-branding partner).