Feeding Area Children Together (FACT) is dedicated to reducing childhood hunger in central Minnesota thru our weekend food program, FACT Packs.
FACT was founded by four parents in the spring of 2017. We met through school activities but united around a successful campaign to pay off the student lunch debt. Students, parents, teachers, and staff started to share stories of students experiencing hunger and the effect that hunger is having in the classroom. It was then that we decided to change the perception and reduce the impact of hunger in our schools.
In the fall of 2017, we launched the first FACT Pantry at Madison Elementary School and FACT Pack program at Discovery Elementary School which expanded to Madison and North Jr. High in the spring of 2018. We provided 2,063 FACT Packs, 260 Break Boxes and over 500 pantry visits in the first seven months of our program.
We have been growing steadily and will expand to serve even more schools this year.
We are grateful for all your support!