Community Food Kit program

When the pandemic closed schools, the Northland’s most vulnerable students lost easy access to school lunches and our in-school food pantries. Feed Northland Kids responded by creating a new program.  We worked with school districts and churches to provide Community Food Kits to local families from March 2020 through June 2021. During the 2020-21 school year alone, we distributed 26,000 Community Food Kits weekly, to nearly 800 families throughout Clay and Platte counties. While circumstances have improved for some families, the need remains for many. This program is now our third phase. We are working with school districts to identify families with the greatest need and provide them Community Food Kits monthly.  We need to ensure that students receive essential nutritional support. Currently 500 families receive food kits and large fresh produce box once a month from six different school distribution sites.