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10% of New Hampshire
is food insecure
with 13% of children struggling
with food insecurity
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Fueled By Kids is an organization committed to ending childhood food insecurity.
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100% of your donation goes to
providing food for local kids.
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10% of New Hampshire
is food insecure
with 13% of children struggling
with food insecurity
GET INVOLVED
Our Mission
Fueled By Kids is an organization committed
to ending childhood food insecurity.
LEARN MORE
Donate Today
100% of your donation goes to
providing food for local kids.
DONATE
Previous
Next
10% of New Hampshire
is food insecure
with 13% of children struggling
with food insecurity
GET INVOLVED
Our Mission
Fueled By Kids is an organization committed
to ending childhood food insecurity.
LEARN MORE
Donate Today
100% of your donation goes to
providing food for local kids.
DONATE
Previous
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Welcome to Fueled By Kids

How we help kids with food insecurity eat over weekends

Fueled By Kids provides weekend food bags each week to over 900 students who are identified by school guidance counselors and social workers as likely to not have a guaranteed source of food over the weekend.

There are 67 hours between when these students receive lunch on Friday afternoon and when they receive breakfast on Monday morning through the National School Lunch Program.

 

NH Teens Fight Childhood Hunger

Learn more about how Fueled By Kids helps children in the local community.

Fueled By Kids in the Community

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The Effect of Food Insecurity on Children

Food Insecurity among children is a national issue and while New Hampshire has the sixth lowest rate of food insecurity nationally, it has devastating effects on the children who suffer from it.

Not having proper nutrition can affect the child’s growth and development; these children often have increased hospitalizations, iron deficiency, and overall worse health. But beyond the physical food insecurity can affect their behavior and success in school with an increase in disorders like aggression, anxiety, and ADD.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that 0.8% or 584,000 children, lacked the resources to eat sufficient, regular meals, and experienced very low food security and that number is only increasing.

In 2020, 38.3 million people lived in households that we food-insecure at some point during the year, and some experienced the most severe level of need where food intake is reduced and regular eating patterns are disrupted.

6.1 million children in 2020 lived in households that lacked the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggled with hunger at some time during the year.

How we're making an impact

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Letter From Kate

Can you imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from?

We hope you can join us for a really fun day that has a direct benefit for kids in Manchester who rely on our help each week! We began providing 65 bags a week at one school but have grown to now serve over 850 kids at 21 Manchester schools, and we already have plans to add another school in the fall.

Our amazing growth has been the product of school guidance counselors and principals communicating with each other about the great results their kids have experienced and reaching out to us to help more children from new schools. We have amazing volunteers who help us to pack and deliver the bags each week but the most difficult part about Fueled By Kids is finding the money to buy the food each week. There are always more children right here in Manchester, NH that could benefit from our help and we don’t want to say no to any of them (and haven’t yet).

Each bag we deliver on Fridays costs a little over $5, which means it costs about $200 to feed a child for the school year and about $50 for the summer.

For this school year alone, we delivered 32,494 bags of food! People ask what happens after the school year has come to a close, and we are excited to announce that this year we have paired up with the Summer Program runs through the Manchester school district! This allows us to provide weekend bags to children attending the summer programs at the Manchester schools! This wouldn’t be possible without all of our amazing volunteers who take time out of their summer to help us pack and deliver these bags. Please come to our event so we can continue on our mission to end childhood food insecurity, we cannot do it without your support!

I can’t wait to see you there!