2021-2022 School Year InitiativeTogether we can make a difference
As schools across the country have kicked off their 2021-2022 school year, children nationwide are provided a free school lunch under the extension of the federally supported CARES act. We agree that this is beyond amazing but at All for Lunch, we still have our work cut out for us. While the CARES Act currently provides lunch for students, many kids across the country still carry lunch debt from before the pandemic. This debt prevents many children from participating in school events, field trips, and even sometimes graduation. With every school district in every state operating under different protocols, we are working to identify districts that still have existing school lunch debt, and work towards paying off the debt these children are carrying.
We are also excited to launch All for Lunch pantries over the course of this school year. Our pantries provide essential meal items for children living in food insecurity to take home when heading into a weekend or school break where lunches are not provided. These pantries rely heavily on our volunteers that give their time to fill the All for Lunch care bags at schools so the children can take them home during times of school closure. During this school year, we are also continuing to work with food pantries and organizations that support the most vulnerable in the community to continue to keep their shelves stocked with essential breakfast and lunch items so every child continues to have access to lunch, regardless of their financial situation at home.
13 million children are living in food insecurity
This means that 13 million children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Kids are going hungry every day due to financial situations that are out of their control.
Help support children living in food insecurity with a donation today. Whether you choose to do a one-time donation or a monthly contribution, your support will help make a direct impact in a child’s life and help provide access to essential meals.
Become a Community Coordinator
Are you interested in bringing an All for Lunch Pantry to your local school? Contact us to learn more about how you can help organize to support your community and help every child have access to essential meals.
JOIN US IN OUR BATTLE TO END SCHOOL LUNCH DEBT
100% OF YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIon GOES DIRECTLY TOWARDS FEEDING CHILDREN lunch