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Ann and Jenelle

Ann and Jenelle, the founders of Feeding Our Kids

How it all started:

Feeding Our Kids was founded in 2013 by Ann Kirkland and Jenelle Thompson-Keene after they learned that kids were going home hungry at the schools their children attended. The program started with 18 kids at Westview and Robeson Elementary schools in Champaign.

Since then, we have grown to support more than 1,000 school-aged children in 36 schools and childhood programs across Champaign County and Tuscola.

These children receive bags of nutritious snacks on weekends and holidays through Feeding Our Kids.