How does the organization work?
Fueled By Kids partners with schools that have students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (which gives children with parents below certain income free breakfast and lunch during the school week), who teachers or guidance counselors feel are not receiving a guaranteed source of food over the weekend. The school tells us how many students they feel would benefit from receiving our weekend food bags and we deliver those bags on Friday mornings for the school to pass out before the children go home on Friday afternoons. Fueled By Kids uses the donations we receive to purchase food from multiple vendors. Volunteers then package the food Thursday afternoons into the bags to be delivered on Friday mornings.