Founded November 2012

Mission Statement: 

To end hunger and illiteracy through the provision of nutritious meals and books to children, seniors and families in need by informing, engaging and mobilizing communities and partners.

Vision Statement: 

All children and families will have access to food, book programs and the tools necessary to achieve success in future endeavors.

Problem is food insecurity, Hunger and illiteracy 

Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 people and nearly 1 in 4 children

According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 42.2 million people live in food insecure households with 10.9 million of these households having "very low food security." What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food. Low food security was getting worse even before the recession – the number of people in this category in 2010 is nearly double the number in 2000.

Solution to provide a child or even entire families with nutritionally balanced, stand alone meals all for the low cost of $.25 per serving while also providing them books to nourish their minds.

Our 3 Meals

All-American favorites, these meals are accepted and well-liked dishes that are highly requested by school backpack programs, food pantries and other food relief facilities.

Beans-N-Rice: includes long grain rice, pre cooked dried pinto beans, 6 dehydrated vegetables, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.

Cheezy Mac: includes elbow macaroni, powdered cheese, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.

Oatmeal: includes oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Each packaged meal contains enough food to provide six servings.

School backpack programs and food pantries have experienced a dramatic increase in food needs for children, seniors, and families over the past two years. These meals are a great way to provide a nutritionally balanced meal that meets the recommended dietary guidelines and taste great!

Statistics

This problem is not unique to any one region, state, city or town.

1 in 6 Americans don't have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.

  • 41% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household

  • 25% of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school

  • More than 6.4 million children are living in food-insecure households

  • The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably among household types. Rates of food insecurity were higher than the national average (12.7 percent) for the following groups

    •  All households with children (16.6 percent),

    •  Households with children under age 6 (16.9 percent),

    •  Households with children headed by a single woman (30.3 percent),

    •  Households with children headed by a single man (22.4 percent)

  • The lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth, resulting in irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating

  • Limited resources prevent 42 Million Americans from getting enough food

  • 69% have to weigh between paying their electric bill or purchasing food

  • 23% are Children

  • 19% are elderly on a fixed budget

  • Less than 9% are homeless