Nutrition today for leaders tomorrow
“Nutrition is fuel for the body and the brain. Without proper nutrition, a student cannot learn and excel in the classroom.”
Assistant Director, District 6 Nutrition Services
No Child Deserves to be Hungry
The Food4Success Campaign was originally created to raise funds for accumulated meal debt. Through your generous donations, $160,000 was raised during the 2020 campaign, eliminating all student meal debt in District 6! We are so grateful for the support and celebrate this success! Unfortunately, there is still much work to be done to support the nutritional needs of our students.
With nearly 70% of our students on free-and-reduced lunch, it is common for school lunch to be their only meal of the day. We know food insecurity is an issue for many of our students and multiple facets of their lives are negatively impacted because of it.
Did you know?
Child nutrition ties directly to student achievement.
District 6 plans to install food pantries at all public and charter school sites over the next 3 years. Each pantry costs $5,000 which includes a chest freezer, glass door cooler, locking shelving, and a rolling cart. While there are other resources available in our community, school food pantries are convenient and provide a readily accessible source of food assistance and food choice to students and their families throughout the school year and during school breaks. Data shows that when kids have access to healthy meals every day, they feel better, perform better, and have fewer behavioral and health problems.
School food pantries will complement existing breakfast and lunch programs and school kitchens will be able to contribute food items that may otherwise go to waste. Students and their families will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, shelf-stable items, grains, and protein items such as frozen meats and poultry. Other partnerships will be enhanced and/or established to ensure the success and sustainability of the school food pantry program including expanding work with the Weld Food Bank. District 6 Nutrition Services and Wellness will also partner to provide healthy recipe ideas, on-site cooking demonstrations, and other resources to promote nutrition and wellness through every school pantry site.
We are excited to be able to expand this campaign to continue to meet the nutritional needs of our students.
Support the Food4Success Campaign, because no child deserves to be hungry.