Did you know that more than one-third of Minnesota public school students are on free or reduced-price lunch? And that sometimes these kids’ only meals are provided at school, leaving them hungry Friday evening through Monday morning?
The Weekend Pack Program
Schuler Shoes is partnering with Park Nicollet Foundation and Shoe Away Hunger to provide weekend meals for kids in need in our local communities. Every Friday through the school year, school staff, faculty, and volunteers discreetly hand out backpacks with easy-to-prepare food items to students identified as at-risk. Similar programs are already having an impact in our schools. In a survey conducted by Shoe Away Hunger, over 93% of school workers indicated that students who receive weekend packs in their schools are more attentive and have better academics and self-esteem.
Help Us Feed the Future
Partner with us to feed as many local kids in need as we can this next school year! Through July 25, 2016, Schuler Shoes will match every cash donation (up to $5,000) that is given. No donation is to large or too small! Just to put it into perspective:
$4: Cost of each Weekend Pack
$166: Feeds one child for one school year
A huge thank you to those who have already partnered with us for this great cause. If you’d like to donate, you have three options:
- Follow this link and click the “donate” button
- Add a donation to your checkout cart when you shop online
- Stop into any of our nine locations. (While you’re there, why not have a little fun? Make sure to check out our Hot Now collection of this season’s top sellers.)
Thank you for partnering with us to feed kids in need in our communities!
When kids are fed, the future is nourished.