Since 2006, Community Table has provided hundreds of thousands of weekend meals for hungry schoolchildren. Hundreds of volunteers give their time each week to gather, pack and distribute weekend food sacks to students and stock emergency food pantries at participating schools and Head Start programs. Feeding the Future also serves area high schools and community colleges, providing ready-to-eat meals, snacks and toiletries to homeless teens. Kids who eat well miss less school, get better grades and are more likely to graduate.
During the 2019-20 school year, Feeding the Future distributed more than 60,000 pounds and nearly 16,000 sacks of food before the pandemic struck, and even after schools closed we continued to distribute food—4,000 sacks and 8,300 pounds—to families with children using safe, noncontact drive-up stations in our parking lot.
When school is in session, the Feeding the Future program is in full swing. Each week, we distribute sacks of food to hundreds of children and homeless teens at dozens of schools in our community. Each sack contains healthy foods—cereal, milk, juice, fresh fruit, peanut butter and jelly pouches and protein snacks—that help sustain a child through the weekend.
To receive weekend food sacks parents need to register with their school.