Why do we have our Summer Food for kids program?
During the summer, when children do not receive free/reduced lunch at school, we provide additional food to their families. Families often have difficulty securing enough food in the summer months. This summer the program fed more than 800 school age kids healthy and nutritious food, including kid-friendly staples like mac & cheese, peanut butter, sliced deli meat, yogurt, cheese sticks and granola bars.
How does the program work?
During the months of June, July, and August, families with school-aged children who access the food shelf (current and new clients) will be offered an additional “child pack” consisting of a two-week supply of kid/teen-friendly groceries. New families can choose to participate in the “child pack” program only, or to access additional food shelf programs and services, such as a monthly food order of groceries that feeds a family for a week.
How can you/your community or business partner with PROP as a summer food for kids sponsor?
The Goal: Our donation “wish list” is based on an estimate of serving 1000 unduplicated children during the summer months (40% of the total number of school aged children receiving free or reduced lunch in Eden Prairie and 10% in Chanhassen). We are looking for sponsors to cover specific non-perishable food supplies or donate cash for perishable foods that we need to keep fresh and stocked for the program.
To learn more, contact Mary Brown at 952-937-9120
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM
Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) families experiencing financial hardship can again pick up needed school supplies for their students at each school during Back-to-School Open House Nights at the end of August. Families do NOT need to register in advance. Grace Church, Life Church, Wooddale Church, Immanuel Lutheran, the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools, PROP, EPS Community Education’s Family Resources Program, Eden Prairie Community Foundation, and various other businesses work collaboratively on this program to ensure all students have what they need to be successful in the new school year. More details are available on the 2019 Back-to-School Supplies Program website. Drop boxes are located at PROP (14700 Martin Dr.) and The Education Center (8040 Mitchell Road) if you would like to help contribute supplies for families in need.
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Empty Bowls: ENDING HUNGER ONE BOWL AT A TIME
Together our community stands up and says, no more hunger, we are here for you! Join us for PROP’s 7th Annual Empty Bowls event – raising funds to end hunger that is right in our very own backyard.
MN Food Share: FIGHTING HUNGER THROUGH LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTION
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state to help stock food shelves. The campaign addresses the issues of food insecurity and poverty in our community. We invite businesses, faith communities, and individuals to join our efforts and re-stock the shelf!