Help us end hunger in Irving ISD
A student who is hungry—or who is worried about whether or not they will be able to eat tonight—is a student who will struggle to learn. While the image of a hungry child is unpleasant to contemplate, the sad reality is that too many Irving ISD students—more than 75% of our student population, in fact— face food insecurity on a daily or intermittent basis. The good news? There’s something that we can do about it, which is why Irving Schools Foundation created Food For Thought in 2019.Since program inception, we’ve distributed more than 50,000 meals to an estimated 2,500 students—and with your help, we’ll be able to sustain and grow this vital initiative moving forward.
How Food for Thought Works
During the school year, Irving Schools Foundation provides 1,400 food bags each week to 35 Irving campuses, which in turn distribute the food bags to students who have been identified as at-risk for food insecurity, or who have asked for help.
Each food bag contains shelf-stable food items that can be used to prepare 2 meals for a family of 4 for $7.
Examples for food currently: chili, soup, pasta, mac n cheese, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned chicken and tuna, ramen.
All food bags are assembled by Irving School Foundation volunteers, using donated food items or items purchased with cash donations earmarked for Food For Thought.