The big news that most of you already know is that all schools in Illinois have been closed until March 30. Although the schools will be closed, they are still committing to providing meals to students that are receive free and reduced lunches. We have already been in contact this week with the food service [...]
Like many of you, we have been following the rapidly changing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. At our board of directors meeting on Tuesday, we developed some tentative plans going forward for the rest of the school year. Since this issue is changing daily, these plans will be updated as necessary over the coming weeks [...]
by Crystal Yuan, Feeding Our Kids Summer & Fall Intern and Psychology Student at UIUC According to multiple studies, childhood food insecurity can result in serious consequences on physical health, academic performance, general development, and mental health. For mental health, food insecurity can cause significant psychological stress, depressive disorders and increase the risk of other [...]
by Andrea Sullivan; Feeding Our Kids; Board Vice-President “Make sure you bring your laundry basket to carry everything home in,” my neighbor had told me. I had remembered, but staring down into that empty laundry basket, standing in the middle of an almost empty gravel parking lot, I felt lost. And ashamed. And confused about [...]
We are excited to bring you stories, updates, and perspectives about Feeding Our Kids and the issue of food insecurity. A few posts are already done and just being edited and readied for publication. Stay tuned!!!