Did you know The Patachou Foundation has a dedicated cook? Her name is Maddie and she makes every after-school meal from scratch in the Patachou Inc. Prep Kitchen. We had a chance to chat with Maddie about what she loves most about making tasty, nutritious dishes for the kids we serve.
by Kristen Welker, fourth-grade teacher at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School and volunteer My name is Kristen, and I’m a volunteer for The Patachou Foundation. As a teacher, it seemed like a natural fit for me to dedicate my extra time to serving wholesome, scratch-made meals to students. With your support,
by Robert Singer, Program Coordinator I love to see the kids we serve make deep connections to the food they eat. Not only does it help them to create lifelong healthy habits, it encourages them to ask questions about the world around them. Last week, we served salads with crumbled falafel
You couldn’t ask for a better volunteer than Kathy Sheedy. She ran her own business for more than 10 years, is a certified youth mentor, and has been volunteering since she was a teen. She’s been with The Patachou Foundation for three years, leading after-school meals at several sites and
We recognize that the entire food picture for families, especially those facing hunger, is complex. In fact, poverty, available food options in a neighborhood, and the quality and nutritional value of food all have ripple effects on families, and especially on children. The work of The Patachou Foundation fundamentally cuts
Parents, teachers and caregivers are always looking for creative ways to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies. And with good reason – studies show that healthy kids do better in school. During our after-school meal times, we’re always encouraging kids to try new foods and flavors, but getting
To feed wholesome meals to food insecure children in our community and teach them to create healthy habits.
By combining nutritious meals, hands-on education activities, the kids we serve their awareness, connection and excitement about the joys of the table.