Since 2010, we’ve helped local kids in our community battling food insecurity.
In September of 2010, Food For Days got its start when John Saunders, a pastor in the Iredell County, North Carolina community, learned that many local kids were returning to school on Monday hungry because they hadn’t eaten since Friday. Shortly after, Pastor Saunders shared his vision for helping these kids with his church, and a team quickly formed at First Baptist of Mooresville.
In the beginning, our organization started feeding kids at one school, with a handful of volunteers shopping for food each week and filling backpacks. By 2012, our organization grew to include eight church partners and over a dozen schools across two districts, with many local businesses supporting us so we could provide nearly 250 student backpack meals each week. In 2012, we also obtained our 501(c)(3) designation. In 2015, we provided over 77,000 backpack meals to over 400 needy kids in 14 local schools. Today, we serve 17 schools and more than 460 students.
Our story continues with your help as we seek to help children in our local area who are battling food insecurity. Whether you are an individual looking to do a little good in your community or a business looking for opportunities to give back, your contribution can help children come back to school on Monday morning ready to learn because their tummies are full.
Together, we can make food insecurity a thing of the past for children in our community! To find out more about how you can help move our mission forward, contact us at Food For Days today.
Our story can continue with your help…