This summer, The Patachou Foundation served nutritious, kid-friendly meals to hundreds of Indianapolis students at four summer camps across the city. Not only did we eat yummy food together, our team of volunteers formed relationships with kids around the table.
In addition, we helped teach weekly food lessons to students such as kitchen cooking basics (like how to safely hold a knife), using fruits and veggies in smoothies, how crops grow and how to make a salad with homemade dressing. With your help, we inspired students to think differently about the food they are eating and to feel empowered to make healthy choices for the rest of their lives.
With the support of the Summer Youth Fund, IU Health via Playworks, Hotel Broadripple and Public Greens, The Patachou Foundation led three field trips to the Public Greens microfarm to learn about the importance of bees and pollinators, to taste veggies like gold and candy-striped beets straight from the ground and to find fun new ways to stay physically active.
By the numbers: Meals Served
5,427 wholesome meals were served to kids this summer.
By the numbers: Kids Served
216 total students received meals and education from The Patachou Foundation during June and July, 2017.
Join us this fall!
Reaching so many students would not have been possible without your help. Want to get involved? Join us as we head back to school this fall and bring the same nutritious meals and programming to eight neighborhood schools in Indianapolis. Sign up to volunteer with us.