FEED A NEIGHBOR PROJECT
1 in 6 Children faces hunger Our goal: To end hunger…one neighbor at a time
Programs to help reduce kids’ hunger
What if a child’s only chance to eat is when they’re in their school’s cafeteria? Sadly, this is a true fact for some. can you imagine what these children are thinking as they sit at lunch on Friday afternoons?
NEIGHBORHOOD BACKPACK BUDDIES
Our feed a neighbor project is a proud participate of the backpack buddies to help close the gap on weekend hunger. This Program allows us to provide food for the children who are in need of meals on the weekends! We partner with participating schools whose children receives free or reduced meals at school. Kids will receive a backpack on friday during the school year that contains delicious, healthy foods to eat on the weekends.
NEIGHBORhood SCHOOL PANTRY
Our school pantry is a great way to provide families with the resources to create a healthy and well-balanced meal without breaking the bank!
According to the CDC, only about 9% of our youth consume their daily intake of fruit and only a shocking 2% meets the vegetable recommendations.
“Research shows that residents of low-income, minority, and rural neighborhoods have less access to stores that sell healthy foods, including a variety of fruits and vegetables at affordable prices.”
-The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Insert from the CDC State Indicator Fruit and Vegetable Report, 2018
Our pantry was created to give families an opportunity to provide the important nourishment needed to sustain a healthy developing child. Neighborhood School Pantry is a monthly distribution to low or no income families who receive SNAP benefits and is in need of providing delicious supper meals and snacks to their children during the school year.
We understand that the cost of supporting a family can be burdensome; when our families come to receive their monthly donation we will provide other resources such as coupons (when available) to help supplement cost when grocery shopping.
Nutritional resource classes will be held quarterly for participating families. Attendance is required to continue to receive donations.
NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
A safe and positive environment for every child to grow! Our teachers provide a program that is fun, informative and structural! Additional perks about our after-school program:
- Provides transportation from your child’s school
- Assist every child with their homework
- Private one-on-one tutoring sessions are available
- Nutritional supper meal and snack provided
- Educational field trips
- Extracurricular activities
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDs’ cUISINE
Our café is open for all children 18 and under to enjoy a nutritious, home-cooked meal and snack! We are a proud sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program which provides funding for after-school meals. The Neighborhood Kid’s Café is a statewide project that is available to qualified after-school programs, schools, community centers, etc. If you are interested in hosting your own Neighborhood Kids’ Café or for more information about our café, please contact our main office at (843) 627-3212. Together, we can feed more children!
NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS’ SUMMER MEAL CUISINE
We are a proud sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which allows our Neighborhood Kids’ Summer Meal Cuisine to provide a free, nutritional home-cooked meal and snack for all children 18 and under. Summer meals provided are breakfast, lunch/supper, and snack. In 2009, our Neighborhood Kids’ Summer Camp started out with feeding only one site and since then our organization has expanded to feed and sponsor throughout the state of South Carolina. Interested in making a difference in children’s life…please consider becoming a feeding site or a sponsor organization for Neighborhood Kids’ Summer Meal Cuisine. Complete the SFSP application and submit via email or mail to our Dillon location (insert link for summer application here). Contact our office for additional information at (843) 627-3212.