Community & Partnerships
Revolution Foods and grant partners make healthy school and community meals more accessible
Community & Partnerships
Revolution Foods founders, Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, launched the Feeding Good Fund in 2015 with the goal of providing direct support to underserved schools and community meal providers so they can bring healthy meals to their students.
The Impact of the Feeding Good Fund
With the Tides Foundation as fiscal sponsor of the fund, and grant partners like Newman’s Own Foundation and the Prudential Foundation the Feeding Good Fund has supported over 70 partners and donated over $225,000 to date towards food and nutrition programs. The Colorado-based Food Bank of the Rockies used grants from the Feeding Good Fund to purchase two refrigerators and five freezers which helped them serve over 57,000 freshly prepared meals featuring fresh fruits and vegetables monthly to students and families in need – when previously they were only able to provide shelf-stable offerings.
Refrigerators, ovens and serving lines improve access to real food
Grants provided by The Feeding Good Fund are often used to purchase critical equipment needed to implement fresh, healthy school and community meal programs at underserved and underfunded schools. Equipment such as refrigerators, ovens, and serving lines helps improve access to real food, community wellness, student engagement, and ultimately helps build an innovative and sustainable food ecosystem.
Schools and community-based food providers are expected to fund not just the cost of meals and labor, but also the cost of equipment using federal reimbursement dollars, which provide around $3 per meal. This puts a financial strain on food providers and often forces them to make compromises when it comes to the quality of the food they provide. By helping to fund capital equipment, the Feeding Good Fund enables these providers to serve freshly prepared, nutritious, high-quality meals to their students who would otherwise not have had access.
Providing access to healthy foods plays an important role in academic achievement
High-quality meals feed not only healthy bodies, but also healthy minds. Research shows that healthy students do better on tests, are more attentive in class, and have higher graduation rates. Schools that receive grants from the Feeding Good Fund are able to provide students with the nutrition and nourishment they need to excel in the classroom.
Contact us to make a donation to the Feeding Good Fund.