Teachers are busy, and by the end of the day, many feel emotionally and physically exhausted. Food Hugs was created as a way to take the burden of evening meal preparation off our educator’s plates. Instead of spending time on their feet in the kitchen after work, educators come home with a full family meal.
The program name, Food Hugs, came from a teacher who told us that the meals felt like a warm hug from the community after a day of teaching.
Food Hugs officially launched during the 2022-2023 school year and quickly became an educator favorite. Working with our food partners at Costco, Hen House and Cosentino’s, PrincipalsConnect supplied 2,755 meals to eleven Kansas City Public Schools during the school year. More than 35 PrincipalsConnect advisers and community volunteers helped pack and distribute food.
PrincipalsConnect is so thankful to our community partners who sponsored monthly meals last year, including CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy, Hallmark, JE Dunn, SchoolSmartKC, Sherman Family Foundation and United Way of Greater Kansas City.
We need monthly sponsors for take-home dinners. If that fits within your company’s vision or philanthropic interests, contact us.