Over 200,000 children in Minnesota live in food insecurity - meaning they don't always know if they will have food for their next meal. The Sheridan Story's mission is to fight child hunger by closing the weekend food gap. Through our network of community partners, we provide a bag of nutritious food directly into students back packs on Friday afternoons.
The Sheridan Story takes a unique approach to fighting child hunger. We partner a local school with a community sponsor, who then provides the funding for the weekend food program, and the volunteers necessary to distribute the food to the kids on Fridays. The Sheridan Story is the logistical and operational arm of the program, and this partnership-based model has allowed us to make a broad and sustainable impact in the fight against child hunger, because we believe that it is not a supply problem, but a distribution problem.
The Sheridan Story is committed to implementing a weekend food program so that no child goes hungry. We currently implement our Weekend Food Program in 200 schools throughout Minnesota, serving 5,700 kids per week. We have a number of opportunities to get involved and join the fight against child hunger. To find out more, please visit our website.