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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 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:
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 York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Cloud, MN; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
2014 Supplier Partners
Through several strategic vendor partnerships, $97,000 was donated to supplement the 2014 program. Feeding Our Future supporters include AdvancePierre Foods, Alpha Baking, Bugambilia, Cargill, Coca-Cola (co-branding partner), Dole, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (co-branding partner), Farmland, General Mills, GMSP, Gordon Food Service (co-branding partner), Great Lake Cheese Company, J&J Snack Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Kellogg's, Koch Foods, McCain, McCormick, Michael Foods, Mission Foods, Pactiv, PepsiCo, Slade Gordon, Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Sysco (co-branding partner), and Ventura Foods.
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.