Food to Help Students Focus on Learning
Hungry children perform worse in school, are sick more often, and have more social and behavioral problems. That’s why PORCH started the Food For Schools program – to get healthy snack foods into the hands of children who need them the most, so they can attend classes and focus on learning.
Through a collaboration with the schools’ social workers, and thanks to sponsorships from local businesses and benefactors, PORCH is able to provide snacks – like protein and granola bars, cheese crackers, and other non-perishables – so that students can keep both body and mind nourished, eliminating distraction due to hunger. The program has been implemented in all 19 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, as well as the district-wide pre-K program, and two after-school programs. If you are interested in becoming a Food for Schools sponsor, please reach out for more information.Contact Us