Help us Feed 
our Nation’s 

The statistics are staggering. 1 in 7 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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GENYOUth is proud to have been named the charity partner of the Taste of the NFL – the purpose-driven culinary experience aligned with the Super Bowl that raises awareness and funds to support hunger and food insecurity – especially the 1 in 4 children in America who are food insecure. To learn more, click here.

COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund

One in 4 U.S. children is now living in food insecurity, up from 1 in 7 prior to the pandemic. And the numbers are even more alarming for minority students, with 1 in 3 living in food insecure households. A recent Rockefeller Foundation report identified public schools as anchors of community feeding and recognized the important role they play in ensuring children are nutrition secure. Due to the pandemic and current economic climate, the pressure on school buildings to feed our nation’s youth is escalating as schools continue to serve meals through a variety of models which align with Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 recommendations. According to our recent survey of 550 school nutrition professionals whose school or district serve high-need rural, urban and suburban communities, while only 4% of schools currently have kids in the building daily for learning, 100% maintain school meal operations.

Schools are working creatively to safely provide school meals and essential nutrition to children via Grab and Go drive-through pick up, and bus stop drop-off. 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. 

While the federal government continues to support the cost of food for school meal programs, there are countless additional unbudgeted expenses necessary to package and distribute meals safely to students. Equipment for cold storage and mobile transport to serve food outside of the cafeteria ranks among the top items needed by school nutrition professionals to maintain continuity in school feeding during the pandemic.

Help GENYOUth feed our nation’s kids.

Your donation can make a difference.

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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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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