It’s hard to learn on an empty stomach.
Hunger is a problem in North Carolina, especially for our children. More than one in five households with children suffers from food hardship. In Wake County, more than a third of students apply for free or reduced lunches. While meal programs help, developing minds need extra fuel during the critical stretch between lunch and the end of the day.
Snacks@Schools provides snack support directly to classrooms, at no cost to schools, to bridge the gap between lunch and the end of the day for hungry children. This program is currently available at four schools in the Cary–Raleigh area: Wildwood Forest Elementary, Adams Elementary, Reedy Creek Elementary, and Reedy Creek Middle.
While this began as a grassroots effort led by passionate individuals, in order to expand in a sustainable way, we need your support. The average school in our program goes through approximately 300 snacks in a month. We are seeking donations of healthy, individually wrapped snack food items. Allergen-free options are particularly welcome.
We have heard from our classroom teachers that the following items are high need:
- Granola bars
- Applesauce squeeze packs
- Cheese crackers
- Several schools have asked specifically for tree nut and peanut free items
Your support will have a direct impact on the health, well-being, and education of local children. If you want to get in touch or join us, please reach out here, we would love to have you!
How can you help?
For Teachers & Schools
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