Give to the Max through November 17!

Published on November 8, 2016 | Written by

Every year, thousands of Minnesota organizations participate in Give to the Max Day. Give to the Max Day is an annual day of giving facilitated by GiveMN. This year, we are happy to be participate in Give to the Max Day to fundraise for our Nutrition Program. Donations are accepted now through November 17, 2016!

givemn-campaign-fbTHE NUTRITION PROGRAM

In 2014, Youthprise initiated the Nutrition Program in an effort to eliminate barriers to participation for young people in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs where there is great need for assistance in providing meals. The Nutrition Program brings federal resources to supply programs with hot, healthy and delicious meals to youth at no cost to the program. Participating programs receive resources, support and monitoring from Youthprise. Youthprise assumes responsibility for negotiating contracts with food vendors, ensuring meal delivery and meeting federal reporting requirements. 

 

 

 

IMPACT OF THE NUTRITION PROGRAM

Increasing the number of meals served in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs improves enrollment and retention of youth participating in programs as well as enhance long-term educational, health and life outcomes for youth. The Nutrition Program alleviates costs that would be allocated to food in the participating program’s budget. As a result, programs are able to expand their services to reach more youth. nutrition-quote

HOW IS THE NUTRITION PROGRAM UNIQUE?

The Nutrition program is an all-encompassing food serving initiative that provides young people with hot meals as opposed to traditional cold meals provided by other food services. The program works closely with food vendors, particularly those led by culturally specific groups and women, to support local business and to provide healthy, quality cooked meals to programs participants.

In 2017, the Nutrition Program will expand to provide program participants with education around nutrition, healthy eating habits, and fitness.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN A SITE?

Onboarding a new program site to participate in the Nutrition Program include costs associated with staff time, equipment, supplies, training, and site visits. One time, administrative onboarding costs total to about $900. To maintain one current site, about $400 per month is allocated to site maintenance, staff time, and site visits. With 20 sites, costs total $8000 a month to maintain all sites.

The Nutrition Program alleviates costs for participating programs to serve hot meals to youth participants. As a result, all other costs including administrative time, materials, and equipment for Nutrition Program staff are allocated by Youthprise.

CURRENT NUTRITION PROGRAM SITES

Summer Sites

  • 21st Century Kwanzaa Church
  • Arts-US
  • Asian Media Access
  • Bolder Options
  • Centro, Inc.
  • CommonBond Community: Seward Tower East
  • CommonBond Community: Seward Tower West
  • CommonBond Community: Skyline
  • Commonbond Community – Torre De San Miguel
  • Hennepin County Libraries: Franklin Library
  • Lamplighter Village
  • MIGIZI Communications, Inc.
  • Opportunity Neighborhood: Ames Lake
  • Opportunity Neighborhood: Commons at Penn
  • Saint James AME Church
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation: McDonough Recreation Center
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation: Neighborhood House
  • Sanneh Foundation: Conway Recreation Center
  • Redeemer Center for Life

Afterschool Sites

  • 21st Century Kwanzaa Church
  • Anew Bam
  • Arts-US
  • Banyan Community
  • Centro, Inc.
  • College Crew – WE IMPACT
  • CommonBond Community: Seward Tower East
  • CommonBond Community: Seward Tower West
  • Commonbond Community – Skyline
  • Commonbond Community – Torre De San Miguel
  • Friendship Academy
  • Hennepin County Libraries: Franklin Library
  • MIGIZI Communications, Inc.
  • Opportunity Neighborhood – Ames Lake
  • Opportunity Neighborhood: Commons at Penn
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation: McDonough Recreation Center
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation: Neighborhood House
  • Sanneh Foundation: Conway Recreation Center
  • Sojourner Truth Academy
  • Redeemer Center for Life

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