For Kids

 

kids line up for summer lunches at the Thurston County Food Bank van Olympia Washington

The FORKids Program was created to assist children in our community that struggle with hunger.

Proper nutrition is critical for growing children. The programs below aim to lessen the burden that hunger and poverty place on children in need.

Weekend Food Bags – Working with counselors and teachers in local elementary schools, the Food Bank provides weekend food bags to children who rely on free and reduced cost lunch programs during the school week.

Birthday Bags – Parents with children (up to age 12) can request a birthday bag when they pick up groceries at the Food Bank. The birthday bag contains cake mix and frosting, small gifts, books and party favors to support a family celebration.

Summer Lunches – Children who rely on free and reduced-cost lunch programs during the school year are left without support during the summer months. The Summer Lunch Program is a collaboration with other youth-focused non profits to ensure that children in need receive nutritious lunches throughout the summer. Lunches are delivered to children’s programs around the country and delivered via Food Bank vans operating on fixed routes.