Food Hugs: A Year In Review

By May 2, 2024 No Comments

“It’s yummy day!”

That’s what one staff member said to us this past week as nearly 900 Food Hugs were delivered to 15 Kansas City schools. There’s nothing quite like volunteering at a Food Hugs event. You see the excitement of teachers and staff knowing they are walking out of school with a delicious meal for their family. You also see teachers who have had a long and tough day, and knowing they won’t have to go home and cook a meal for their family sometimes makes the day a bit better. No matter what kind of day teachers and staff have had, every person that takes a meal home is incredibly grateful for it. Here are some of our favorite school staff quotes from the 2023-2024 school year.

“I am sincerely grateful for the wonderful dinners that I have been able to bring home after the school days this year. It has been an amazing gift.”

“Kudos to that meal! I loved it and it made going home with dinner after meetings AFTER work-well it was a life saver to say the least. A huge thank you and appreciation from me and my family!”

“It is a godsend on days like this to have a meal to take home.”

Over this past school year, PrinipalsConnect and generous donors have given away 4,413 family meals that feed four people each. That is more than 17,000 individual meals given to educator families. Because of our meal sponsors, we were able to provide 60% more meals this school year versus last school year.

We are grateful for the delicious menu our food partner, Cosentino’s, cooked up and to our generous Food Hugs sponsors:

  • Hallmark
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Tom and Jan Kreamer
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • Sherman Family Foundation

Learn more about the Food Hugs program.