• supporting people in times of adversity
For many children, the only meals they eat are at school. Through our federally funded Summer Food Service Program, we work to ensure no child goes hungry during the summer. In Summer 2016, Equal Heart served 533,359 meals to children in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Denver, Colorado. In addition to delivering food to established summer programs and camps, we also lead the effort in feeding kids at their apartments through our Direct-to-Door program.
Like other federally funded After School Supper Programs, ours is designed to meet the needs of children outside of school hours who might otherwise be at risk of going hungry. By pairing a healthy meal with engaging enrichment and educational activities, we help nourish the children while also helping families make ends meet by giving them an opportunity to redirect income they would otherwise spend on evening meals.
Crucial staff within every program of Equal Heart is facilitated through AmeriCorps. With this partnership, we receive program support and in turn provide sustainable economic opportunities for the communities we strive to help. The result are programs that help individuals while they work to help themselves.