Food For Thought

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 

Irving ISD has just announced that schools will not re-open after Spring Break until May 4th.

 

As you may know, many of our students depend on their school breakfasts and lunches as their primary source of nutrition. That's why we created our Food for Thought anti-hunger initiative, which supplies non-perishable food items to disadvantaged students on the weekends and during school holidays. 

Thanks to your previous support of Irving Schools Foundation and Food for Thought, we were able to distribute food to more than 1,300 students in anticipation of this week's Spring Break. Now we need to mobilize to distribute additional food items in light of the unexpected closure...and we need YOU to help make it happen.

Here's how:

Visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ISFFoodForThought to make a cash donation that will be used to purchase food for our families.

For more information on school closures: 

Visit https://www.irvingisd.net/coronavirus

 

 

 

 

Over 23% of children in Texas under the age of 18 live in households that experience inconsistent access to safe and nutritious food, at some point during the year.  To help ensure Irving students are equipped for success, the Irving Schools Foundation partners with community businesses and organizations to collect and distribute food to students in need. We currently average 900 food bags every week and anticipate an increase to 3,500 this year. With your help, we can eliminate hunger for the students in Irving ISD.

 

Student Testimonials

They have Pop Tarts.  We don’t have that much money.  We would not have anything.  I’m glad we get them.

Kinder

 

I love the food bags because they have Pop Tarts.  The bags are important because we don’t have that much money.  If we did not get food bags, we would not have any food. The bags make me feel happy.  I am glad we get them.

Kinder

5 years old

 

I love the food bags because my uncle is alone raising me with a job that gets little money.  He uses that little money to buy food for me.  It helps my uncle save money.  They make a difference in my family. My favorite item is ramen and gummies.  I tried the gummies and they were a bomb!  And ramen is just delicious. The food bags are important to me because me and my uncle would not have enough food without them.

5th grade

 

I love the food bags because they make me feel happy.  They make a difference in my family by making us happy.  My favorite is PopTarts.  Thank you for food on the weekend.

1st grade

7 years old

 

I love food bags! They make a difference in my family by making us feel loved.  My favorite is the gummies.  I would be sad if we did not get bags!  Thank you so much!

1st grade

6 years old

 

 

What can you do to help students like these?

Pack Student Food Bags (New opportunities every week)

Host a Food Drive (Choose your schedule)

Give a Financial Gift to Help Eliminate Hunger in Irving ISD

Want to volunteer?

To check out the volunteer opportunities we offer, click below!

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Want to Host a Food Drive?

Here is what we need:

SUGGESTED ITEMS: (Individual Servings, No refrigeration)

Weekend Food Bags need to include 5 main course items, 2 breakfast items, and 2 snacks (vegetable cans are extra, but bags get heavy)

 

 

MAIN COURSE/PROTEIN BREAKFAST SNACKS
Ravioli/Spaghetti Oatmeal Packets Granola Bars
Soup/Stew Small Cereal Boxes Fruit Cups
Chili Pop Tarts Apple Sauce
Vienna Sausages Fruit Bars Fruit Snacks
Tuna Trail Mix Peanut Butter/Crackers
Canned Chicken/Ham Dried Fruit Cookies
Non-frozen Individual Meals Breakfast Bars Jello/Pudding
Mac & Cheese Oatmeal Bowls PB to Go
Ramen Noodles Raisins
Small Peanut Butter & Sleeve Crackers Chips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our hearts go out to the individuals, businesses, and communities that have been affected by the COVID19 outbreak. In response to the increasing concern the Irving Schools Foundation is taking all needed precautions to protect the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, their families, and our community. Thank you for all of your support during this time.