God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, KY
Funds will go toward creating three school pantries in central and eastern Kentucky: remote, rural communities in Appalachia, that have high levels of poverty and child food insecurity. Pantries will purchase refrigeration equipment to ensure nutritious perishable goods are storable and accessible to children and families in dire need.
Mississippi Food Bank Network in Jackson, MS
Funds will go toward their Summer Feeding program—put on pause due to the pandemic—providing 1,000 meals per week for eight weeks to children in need in Sharkey and Issaquena Counties. These are rural communities along the Mississippi River—where agricultural jobs are often the only ones available—are among the very poorest in America, and have some of the very highest rates of child food insecurity.
Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD
Funds will support their Mobile Food Pantry programs (in Todd, Mellette, and Oglala Lakota Counties) allowing them to engage in capacity building—acquiring coolers and other critical supplies—as well as purchasing healthy, nutritious food to families via Emergency Food Boxes. These communities are on or near reservations facing massive poverty, food insecurity, inadequate health care, and other compounding issues.
Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, NM
Funds will support their Child Hunger Initiative, including the expansion of the program to a new site, in Luna County—a county that sits at the US border with Mexico. Funds will allow monthly “pop-up distributions” at the local elementary school in Columbus, NM, to continue, and allow expansion to a new school in Deming, NM. The donated boxes of food to families at drive-thru distribution sites include shelf-stable products, frozen food, fresh produce, and protein items.