About Us

Who We Are….

Hunger impedes children’s ability to think, learn and develop. The school breakfast and lunch program feed children at school but not on weekends. Recognizing the tremendous need, Food for Thought was born.

This unique all-volunteer community non-profit organization, established in December 2006, is dedicated to reducing hunger and academic risk facing elementary children in Dare County by providing healthy meals to build strong minds.

How we Help….

By providing nutritious and child-pleasing nonperishable breakfasts, lunches and snacks for elementary children who meet specific family criteria* in Dare County on the weekends and holidays during the school year.

In February 2006, this all volunteer program began as a pilot serving 54 children who met specific criteria at Manteo Elementary School. The need was so great and the benefits so apparent that Food for Thought expanded in September 2006 to encompass elementary schools, preschool and secondary students. Last summer, the first weekend summer program was initiated in partnership with the area YMCA.

Today, businesses, churches, community groups, governmental officials and private citizens have joined together in this community outreach program.

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