School Fuel’s mission is to provide the "fuel" for a better learning environment by removing the pangs of hunger among the students in our classrooms. Over 75% of our school age children qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program. Most of them go home on the weekends to little or no food. Statistics show that children who struggle with hunger at home perform at lower levels in school during the week.
In the Spring of 2013, School Fuel began with a pilot program providing food sacks for 31 homeless students; the pilot reflected an overall increase in the performance of those students and a lowering of nurse visits with complaints of head and stomach aches. The teachers and school administrators were instrumental in choosing the participants and collecting evaluations of their performance and progress. The results were overwhelmingly positive.
School Fuel is currently serving 891 students who have a high-risk of little or no food at home. On average the cost is about $215 per student for the whole school year.
School Fuel is staffed entirely with volunteers to maximize the number of hungry students who receive School Fuel.
Childhood hunger affects many children; they have no choice as to whether or not there is food coming into their home. Please help provide a hungry child with a nutritious sack of weekend food for only $215 a year.