Hungry Bellies Hold Back Children from Their Potential

Hunger is a silent enemy that robs children of their ability to focus, learn and grow.  Across the United States, more than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger. That’s nearly 1 in 4.

Dave Tevet, owner of Ollie's Restaurant in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, was so moved by the hungry children he saw in his neighborhood that he decided to do something about it.  With access to wholesale food distributors through his business and the commercial facilities to prepare meals on a large scale, Dave launched Dinners for Kids.

Dinners for Kids provides freshly prepared, balanced and nutritious dinners for needy children.  The meals are packaged in microwave-safe containers so they can easily be reheated and served. Each meal includes fresh fruit and dessert.  Each child receives six meals per week, year around.

The cost of providing a complete meal is under $1.70 or $10 per week.  

Although there are between 10 and 17 million hungry children in America, there are no dinner meal programs. Needy families get food stamps (SNAP) and free groceries from food pantries. Despite all of these programs, too many kids continue to be hungry as a result of parental job loss and financial hardship, familial physical and mental health problems and a whole host of other reasons.  Please consider a donation to Dinners for Kids to allow this program to continue and to reach even more children who need our help.