Food For Thought

In Texas, 1 in 5 children are currently struggling with hunger. Many local households 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. 

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. We currently average 1,300 food bags every week and anticipate an increase to 2,000 this year. With your help, we can eliminate hunger for the students in Irving ISD. 


In Texas, 4,295,240 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 1,598,940 are children.

1 in 7 people

struggles with hunger.

1 in 5 children

struggles with hunger.

(Feeding America: Hunger by State 2020)



What's in a Food for Thought bag?

Weekend Food Bags include 5 main course items, 2 breakfast items, and 2 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