Help us Feed 
our Nation’s 

The statistics are staggering. 1 in 6 kids lived in food insecurity leading into the pandemic. Now it is expected to be closer to 1 in 4. With our extensive network of schools and your help, together, we can help and make an immediate impact to help feed our nation’s kids!

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COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund

As a result of COVID-19, 124,000 schools across the country closed for classroom learning, yet continued school meal operations for the 30MM students who rely on them daily. Despite the fact that the school year is ending, in this economic climate the pressure on schools to feed our nation’s kids will only escalate as schools operate summer feeding programs.

During months-long closures, schools are working creatively to safely provide school meals and essential nutrition to children via Grab and Go drive-through pick up, bus stop drop-off, and via summer meal sites. To support schools, GENYOUth established the COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund to provide grants for schools to purchase supplies for meal distribution and delivery. And though the U.S.D.A. continues to support the meals themselves, many districts have not budgeted for expenses incurred by serving school meals outside of the cafeteria and they urgently need our help. Those expenses include:

30 million students rely on school meals daily!

How we help

GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need.

To date we have deployed $7.5 million in emergency funding supporting 7,500 schools, but the need is far greater than anything we have ever experienced!

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Students & Families

SAP4Kids Resource Locator is focused on helping families easily find resources they need, when they need them - starting with school meal sites.

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Helping schools maintain continuity in the school meal program

Frontline workers, including school nutrition professionals, bus drivers and volunteers, are taking extraordinary measures to distribute and deliver school meals. Take a moment now to hear their stories.

Creating Healthier School Communities

GENYOUth and its partners have a shared purpose: creating healthy school communities by empowering students and providing the resources for youth to build healthy, high-achieving futures. We elevate student voices and give them the means to lead and solve real-world problems.

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U.S. schools are engaged in GENYOUth programs


students rely on school meals for a significant portion of their daily nutrition


Grab and Go Breakfast Carts are increasing access to 100,000 school meals annually

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Cold storage of perishable items (milk/dairy, fruits, vegetables, proteins)


Single-serve packaging

Safety and sanitation tools to provide meals through non-traditional means

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