We provide healthy weekend meals to elementary school-aged children who would otherwise go hungry.
And we do so with absolutely no overhead.
That means every single penny of your donation goes directly to the purchase of food for these hungry little children.
And, Good Eats is a partnership with Harlem Grown, an urban farm and 501(c)(3) organization.
That means your donation is fully tax deductible.
TAKE A SECOND AND...
... remember that feeling of a Friday afternoon when you were a kid.
The anticipation mounting as the clock crept closer to the end of the day. A weekend of pure freedom so close you could almost taste it!
Now imagine if instead of looking forward to playing with your friends, you were staring down 65 hours of hunger.
That's the reality for 1 in 5 American children.
Many of these little ones eat all of their meals at school. But when they walk out the doors on a Friday afternoon, it's often to bare cupboards and empty refrigerators.
Think about that for a second.
Children without a single thing to eat from Friday at 3pm to Monday at 8am.
We can't solve the problem overnight, but we can make a dent.
And we're starting at PS 197, a pre-K through 5th grade public school in Harlem.
Here's how it works:
Every Thursday, volunteers pack backpacks with healthy food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks for both Saturday and Sunday.
This is the food that we purchased with your money.
On Friday afternoon, the kids in the program pick up their unmarked backpacks (no one knows what's in the bags so there's no stigma) and enjoy a hunger-free weekend.
They fuel their bodies and minds with healthy, nutritious foods and return to school Monday morning prepared to learn.
You have, in your wallet, right now, the power to put food into the bellies of real children who are really going hungry.
Make a donation today and let's make an impact, together.
We want to prove that alleviating hunger in children can lead to improved performance in school and life.
So, Good Eats has identified 7 core categories for impact:
1. Improve literacy levels by the 3rd grade
2. Improve test scores
3. Increase rates of attendance
4. Reduce rates of disciplinary action, in school
5. Improve attention and ease the process of learning for students
6. Ease the process of teaching for teachers
7. Increase empathy in the students
We measure these metrics through student and teacher surveys as well as through measurement of gathered quantitative data provided directly by the school administration.