Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story), the nonprofit fighting child hunger by filling food gaps that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks, continues to break down barriers to food access caused by the pandemic. The organization announced the launch of its Winter Meal Program in Minnesota to give children and families easier ways to get the food they need, whether at their local library, faith community, fire station, school or recreation center.
A new wave of school closures and statewide distance learning, economic challenges, and the upcoming holiday break means up to 300,000 kids may go hungry this winter. Every Meal hopes that new relationships forged with organizations across the metro area, including select YMCA locations, fire stations, faith communities, libraries and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, will make it easier for kids and their families to get the nutritious and delicious food they need.
Every Meal is a 100% community funded organization, and there are no income requirements or paperwork needed for a family to benefit from their programming, children and families can simply stop at the drop-site nearest them and pick up the food they need. A list of drop-sites can be found at everymeal.org/winter.
To continue providing 50,000 meals per week to Minnesota kids this winter, Every Meal needs the community’s help. For every $100 donated, the organization can feed 25 children. To contribute, visit everymeal.org.