Operation School Bell®
Food for Kids

Many students in our community are dependent on their schools to provide them with nutritious meals during the week so they are ready and able to learn. Operation School Bell® Food for Kids was established in 2012 to meet the growing need for food for the weekends for students living in poverty. Assistance League volunteers meet once a week at our warehouse to pack bags of nutritious, kid-friendly food and deliver them to four schools in Minneapolis for children to take home for the weekend. Over 93% of teachers whose students participate in the Food for Kids program report that their students experience decreased hunger and food anxiety.

The food bags have helped to keep food on the table during times when school is not in session.

-River Bend Social Worker