At the core of the Children's Health Initiative, the Feed the Future is a series of sequential, innovative programs designed to foster nutritional independence and health in children, from the womb to high school graduation.
These programs have been designed, tested and implemented by the Foodbank and include:
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (in the development phase)
Food Literacy in Preschool
Kid's Farmers Market Program
Picnic in the Park
Healthy School Pantry
Teens Love Cooking
(in the development phase)
An amazing 44% of those we serve annually are children. This is an opportunity to educate and empower our children to better look after their own nutritional health. Each of these programs provides produce, food literacy training, skills to make healthy food choices and physical activities while building a community around food.
Kid's Farmers Market and Healthy School Pantry have won national 'Hunger Hope' awards for the best children's nutrition program of the year from Feeding America's, the national food bank network. We are proud of this accomplishment and feel honored that these programs are being adopted by other food banks across the country.