We believe that no child should be hungry. There are over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota who live in food insecurity.

While there are many programs providing lunch and breakfast to children at school, the weekends remain a gap during which children struggle with hunger.

The Sheridan Story fills the food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school. Studies have indicated that children who participate in programs that provide a weekend food supply experience increased self-esteem, improved behavior at school, better academic performance, significant improvement in standardized test scores, increased interest in school, and better relationships with school personnel.

Sources: 1 , 2 & 3

For more on child hunger, and hunger in general, please visit the website of our partners at Bread for the World. Specifically the below pages: