Meet the Match for Kids

Food For Thought Donations 2017

Calling all friends of Food for Thought! We need your support in preparing to feed area kids. Food for Thought has a unique opportunity to receive a $2500 matching grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation if $2500 is raised from donors by Nov. 30, 2017.

For example, if 125 contributors donate $20, the goal will be met, growing Food for Thought’s endowment fund, established in early 2000 with OBGF, helping ensure it will benefit children for generations.

This program is making a positive difference. Thanks to generous community members, Food for Thought has helped to feed more than 5,900 children healthy meals, building strong minds on the Outer Banks over the last 11 years.

Currently, Food for Thought is feeding an average of more than 600 children every week during the school year. These combined funds of $5,000 will help feed 20 children much needed healthy meals every weekend for an entire school year.

How does the challenge work? It’s easy. Just choose one of three ways to donate to Food for Thought before the deadline. Remember to spread the word with your Facebook friends.

  • Click the donate button and contribute via PayPal account, debit or credit card
  • Go to our Facebook page (Food for Thought Kitty Hawk), hit the donate button and contribute via PayPal account, debit or credit card
  • Write a check to Food for Thought, Inc. and mail it to P.O. Box 1167, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Food for Thought is one of 21 local non-profits selected to participate in this matching fund challenge provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Fueling Brainpower for Kids

Too many children in Dare County were not getting adequate food – approximately 40% qualify for the free & reduced lunch program at school. Many of these children were going without adequate food on the weekends. Food for Thought was started to try to fill that gap. In 2006, we began with approximately 50 children at Manteo Elementary School and since have expanded to approximately 530 children and youth in preschool, Head Start, and all kindergarten, elementary and middle schools in Dare County. Children are provided nourishing breakfasts, lunches and two snacks every weekend during the school year so they are ready to learn on Monday morning. Parents and school personnel feel strongly that our program makes a difference in the lives of many children in Dare County.