The number of students that are on free or reduced lunch programs in the Mansfield ISD (~46% of total student population).
According to the Journal of Nutrition, approximately 20% are more likely to fail at least one grade in school without proper nourishment.
Research says this leads to a 10% decrease of lifetime income potential. This trend, if not reversed, leads to lessening their quality of life.
No child in our community should go to bed hungry
Help us provide resources to families and hope to these kids through the Common Ground Network Feed the Kids Program.
The Feed the Kids Program partners with local food pantries to get the food into the hands of families that most need the assistance. The program is funded through Common Ground members, civic organizations, and many local businesses.
We provide bags filled with child-friendly food to kids in the Mansfield ISD who qualify through the free and reduced meal program during the school year. This allows children to prepare their own mid-day meals during summer months while their parents are away from home working.
In partnership with the public library and donations from the business community, the summer program also provides books for kids to have free of charge to maintain reading levels over the summer.
During the school year, we distribute bags of food to MISD school counselors that have identified children who are at risk of not receiving meals over the weekend during the school year. Common Ground members maintain relationships with the schools to ensure every child comes to school on Monday morning ready to learn.
We can work together to give these kids and their families the resources they need to succeed - in school and throughout life.
Partner with Common Ground so that together we can provide hope for a better tomorrow to families and children in our Mansfield community.
Bring your family and friends as we bag the food bags on Wednesdays, at the Mansfield Cares Warehouse, 150 S 6TH AVENUE, Mansfield, TX. School Year hours are 4:30 pm. Summer hours are 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.Connect
Connect more deeply as a Common Ground Member and adopt a school as an organization! You financially support the number of kids needing food at a particular school and deliver the bags to the school counselors.Join
Like everything else, programs take money to run. Make a recurring or one-time donation to help us at Common Ground make sure no child in our community goes hungry or falls behind.Give