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During the school year many children receive free and reduced-price meals and when school lets out for the summer, many don't get the meals they need to thrive. Supplemental feeding programs such as Feeding Our Future can help offset threats posed to the child's capacity to learn and perform in school resulting from under nutrition. Feeding Our Future is designed to help fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
In 1997 Sodexo launched Feeding Our Future in 3 cities (Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC) and served 25,000 meals in its first year. Since its inception, the program has provided nearly 3.4 million meals to children nationwide. Feeding Our Future owes its success to the longstanding partnerships between Sodexo, our clients and vendors, and local hunger-relief organizations.
Feeding Our Future focuses on:
2012 Program Recap
In its 16th year, Feeding Our Future provided children with 400,000 meals and operated in 24 U.S. cities. Funding from Sodexo Foundation and 26 vendor partners, including key donors like Sysco, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, and The Schwan Food Company, enable us to not only sustain the program, but also to reach more children nationwide.
Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Camden, NJ; Chattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Ft. Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Pittsburgh, PA; San Jose, CA; St. Cloud, MN; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
Through several strategic vendor partnerships, more than $103,000 was donated to supplement the 2012 program. Feeding Our Future supporters included AdvancePierre Foods, Alpha Baking, Bugambilia, Cargill/Excel, Coca-Cola (co-branding partner), Contessa, Dannon, Dole, Farmland, General Mills, J&J Snacks, Jennie-O Turkey, Store, Kellogg's, Kens, Koch Foods, McCain, McCormick, Michael Foods, Mission Foods, Pactiv, PepsiCo, Saputo Cheese USA, Sara Lee, Schwan's Food Service (co-branding partner), Sysco (co-branding partner), and Unilever (co-branding partner).