Help Fight Child Hunger During COVID-19

At this time of uncertainty there are some things that are certain: we need to look out for each other. Our children need to eat. We can all help.

As part of our commitment to community, Baker Associates is proud to support The Sheridan Story, a local organization that focuses on the food gaps children face when they aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs.

More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live in food insecurity. “The COVID-19 virus is significantly disrupting all aspects of our community, especially for our children. With school closures currently happening, hundreds of thousands of children are living with a substantial increase in food insecurity. Facing this pandemic, school districts will need to prepare for closings for even longer periods of time.”

The Sheridan Story is increasing their efforts and partnering with 31 districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin to fill the gaps while school is closed. They are providing their food bags at distribution points and preparing thousands of additional food bags containing 575,000 meals for delivery by our staff and volunteer network, adding to the 330,000 they’ve already prepared as part of this effort.

Please join Baker Associates in supporting The Sheridan Story in their fight against food insecurity in children.

Learn how you can help on The Sheridan Story’s coronavirus response page. Together we can make a difference!

Want to help on a national level?

Due to school closures, it is estimated that kids in need will miss more than 101 million meals this week alone. In the face of this unprecedented crisis, No Kid Hungry’s long-time partner, Citi, is helping make sure kids get the food they need, during school closures and all year long.

The Citi Foundation is donating $5 million to help No Kid Hungry scale their work in response to the pressing need. But they also need your help. Donate now—Citi is also matching donations, up to $2 million.

Want to help in New York?

City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. They will rescue 66 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. Their programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires; increase our partners’ capacity; and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers. Every $1 donated helps City Harvest rescue and deliver fresh, healthy food for four New Yorkers for a day.