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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:
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
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; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Cloud, MN; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
2015 Supplier Partners
Through several strategic vendor partnerships, $138,500 was donated to supplement the 2015 program. Major support came from five co-branding partners, including Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Gordon Food Service, PepsiCo and Sysco. Additional Feeding Our Future supporters include AdvancePierre Foods, Alpha Baking, Amphion, Bush Brothers, Cal-Mil, Cargill/Excel, Carla's Pasta, Cintas, Deep River Snacks, Dole, General Mills, Great Lakes Cheese Company, Jennie-O Turkey Store, King Brands, Koch Foods, McCain, McCormick, Michael Foods, Mission Foods, Nestle Waters, OC Tanner, RC Fine Foods, Rich Products Corporation, Sea Watch, Slade Gorton, Smithfield Foods, Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Tyson Foods, Inc., and Ventura Foods.