We believe that education is one of the best ways to help children escape the cycle of poverty. However, per-student funding for education has declined in recent years, and nine out of ten teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money each year—without reimbursement—on school supplies for students who can’t afford them.
To address this problem, Feed the Children’s Teacher Stores has offered free school and classroom supplies to educators working in some of the most challenged school districts. Our Teacher Stores provide classroom basics like paper, pens, binders, crayons and other materials along with children’s books and snacks to enhance kids’ learning and help them succeed.
In fiscal year 2020, The Feed the Children LaVergne Teacher Store served six school districts, benefitting over 140,000 students. Last fiscal year, we distributed over 212,000 lbs. of resources valued at more than $1.7 million.
Whether you’re interested in benefits to your organization like community leadership, brand awareness, employee engagement, or you just want to make a difference, there are many ways that businesses and community groups can participate:
We’ll look forward to exploring these or other strategies with your organization, so please visit our website or call 1-800-627-4556 and let’s make a difference together!