Our Mission
Fueled By Kids is an organization committed
to ending childhood food insecurity.
10% of New Hampshire
is food insecure
with 13% of children struggling
with food insecurity

How we help kids with food insecurity eat over weekends

Fueled By Kids provides over 470 students (over 600 during Covid) 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.

Fueled By Kids in the Community

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How Fueled By Kids Helps

Fueled By Kids provides over 470 students (over 600 during Covid) 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.

Girl with FBK Bag

Covid-19 Crisis Response

We have always known the need for our weekend food in Manchester exceeded our current reach. We have had long term goals to eventually serve all students who could benefit from our program. However, with Covid-19 online schooling and job loss the need for our program has skyrocketed. The Manchester School District is giving out 3,600 free meals each day. We are trying to do everything we can to support these children in anyway we can. We are staying flexible to meet the changing needs of the school district. We have been providing 600 bags each week since March and will continue to do so as long as the need and our funds lasts.

New Summer Program

As part of our response to the Covid-19 crisis we are continuing to serve 600 children throughout the entire summer. In the past, we have done a small summer program that served 150 children for only six weeks through summer camp held at a few of the schools. This summer, with busses continuing to deliver free breakfast and lunch throughout the summer, we have been asked to continue to provide 600 bags each week, which we gladly accepted!

The Effect of Food Insecurity on Children

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


In 2015, more than 1 in 6 U.S. children (17 percent) lived in households that were
food-insecure at some point during the year, and 0.7 percent experienced the most severe level of need, where food intake is reduced and regular eating patterns are disrupted.


15.7 million children live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that 49 million Americans, or one in six, lacked the resources to eat sufficient, regular meals and the number is increasing.

What People Are Saying

  • As a teenager who has been fortunate enough to always have a guaranteed supply of food, being made aware of the locality of this phenomenon was shocking.  I have always been interested in the field of education, so it was a blessing when my best friend informed me of not only this opportunity to educate other teenagers about how they can help but to physically go in and deliver food as well. Everyone involved from kids to teachers to administrators are always so grateful; this program really does change lives.

    Isabell Amherst, NH
  • Food insecurity was never an issue for me or my family. While I knew some children struggled with this, I never thought about how I could help and make a difference. Fueled By Kids is a great organization that is actively trying to make a difference in the lives of local children.

    Oliver Concord, NH
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