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The New York Times article “Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill” on May 1, 2017 addressed the issue that Feed the Future Forward has been working to eliminate for the past 3 years, “lunch shaming.” The front page article highlights many personal accounts of alternative lunches being served, lunches being thrown away by the schools, and the lasting damage this does to our innocent children. It also highlights many of the grassroots efforts like those of FTFF to stop the shaming Read More +
FTFF celebrates another fantastic year helping feed our students in the Houston area. FTFF ended the year by visiting 2 more schools. . . Klein’s Mueller and HISD’s Whittier Elementary Schools. Thank you Principals Holecek and Lueptow for all you do for your students! FTFF then made $2,000 in donations to Spring Branch’s and Cy-Fair’s lunch programs, the Lunch Buddies in SBISD and the Lunch Superhero Program in Cy-Fair ISD. We love these programs; they are both very dear to our hearts! A big thank Read More +
On December 15, 2015, Kenny paid a visit to the Roadrunners at Rucker Elementary in HISD. Under the guidance of Principal Blanco, the teachers and staff understand the importance of proper nutrition in a child’s success at school. FTFF was honored to assist and put an end to the serving of the alternative lunch! YAY! Thank you for taking such good care of our kids. . . our future! Merry Christmas to All! Lunch for All!
On December 11, 2015, Lunch Angel Kenny made his way to Memorial Elementary School in HISD, home of the Mustangs! Kenny met with Dr. Garcia, Principal, and made a donation to keep her kiddos fed without ever serving the alternative lunch. Dr. Garcia and her staff have only the best in mind for their students and for creating a top level learning experience. Happy Holidays Mustangs!
FTFF would like to say THANK YOU to all the folks at Avalanche Food Group and its 5 Houston area Twin Peaks’ Restaurants. They raised $2,759 to help FTFF feed Houston area students. You guys rock! We are truly grateful at FTFF for all you do for our community.
A big THANK YOU to FTFF’s buddies at Full Throttle Custom Cycles! We celebrated their 20th Anniversary and raised over $530 to help feed students in the Houston area. Owner, Jet, has been a long-time supporter of our mission. Thanks Jet and JJ for helping the kids!
On April 10, 2015, Founder/President, Kenny Thompson, had the privilege to speak to the Praeclarus Women’s Breakfast group at the St. Regis Hotel. You are one amazing group of women! Thank you for all you do for our city and communities. FTFF continues to help serve needy students and work towards permanent solutions. FTFF appreciates your lending an ear to the concerns over serving the alternative lunch.
On March 26, 2015, Kenny revisited Garfield Elementary in Pasadena ISD. After receiving a call from Principal Courtney Merilatt and learning that some of the Gators could use our assistance, FTFF was honored to step up to help these students. Principal Merilatt and her staff keep a watchful eye on their students, ensuring simply the best learning environment. Nutrition is key. Thank you for all you do. Go get ’em Gators!
On February 19, 2015, Kenny (FTFF) along with Bill Adler of Jim Adler & Associates, made a visit to Parker Elementary in HISD. It was a pleasure to visit with Principal Lori Frodine. A donation was made to the school to ensure hot, healthy, nutritious meals are fed to her Lions. No alternative lunches at Parker! Now that’s something to ROAR about!
FTFF would like to thank the School Nutrition Directors Association for having Founder, Kenny Thompson, speak at its meeting on February 12, 2015, which was hosted by Ft. Bend ISD. We are grateful we had the opportunity to continue the dialogue on the serving of the alternative lunch. We truly believe we can collectively find a permanent solution to this issue and to better serve our students. Nutrition makes a difference to a student’s success, self-esteem, and overall performance. There should never be an alternative to Read More +