Feeding Our Communities Partners has a mission to engage our community in solving youth hunger. We envision a community in which hunger is not a barrier to success and believe that feeding hungry tummies allows for hungry and active minds during the school day.
FOCP fulfills this mission primarily through the work of the BackPack Food Program (serving elementary students) and Power Pack Program (serving middle school students). These programs provide youth hunger relief when access to food may not otherwise be possible and collectively serve over 900 students each week at 21 public schools within 5 school districts in the greater Mankato Area.
Get Involved! Help assemble our food packs at BackPack Central! It’s easy and fun. Packing sessions usually last about an hour. Kids who are 8 years of age or older can sign up! Kids younger than 8 years of age are more than welcome to attend but please refrain from signing them up. There will also be several opportunities to volunteer at special events throughout the year, too. There are several ways to donate to FOCP, online, by pledging a monthly gift or in person. Learn more about how to give to FOCP here.
In this week’s podcast episode, we sit down with Sheri Sander-Silva, FOCP Executive Director, Holly Dodge, FOCP Marketing and Communications Manager and Emily Geiger, FOCP Program Manager.
In this week’s podcast episode we sit down with Scott Nelsen and Kim Literovich from the FOCP Board.
In this week’s podcast episode, we’re talking to Holly Dodge from FOCP and Mankato 2nd Grade Teacher, Melissa Larkin.