Feeding Our Future®

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During the school year, 22 million kids receive free or reduced-price meals, but only 4 million continue to receive meals during the summer. We created Feeding Our Future® to help close the gap and ensure children get the nutritious meals they need to thrive.

In 1997, Sodexo launched Feeding Our Future in three cities and served 25,000 meals in its first year. Since its inception, the program has provided 5 million meals to children nationwide. Feeding Our Future owes its success to the longstanding partnerships between Sodexo, our client and vendor partners, and local hunger-relief organizations.


Feeding Our Future focuses on:

  • Providing free and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger during the summer months
  • Securing the support of resources and partners to assure program sustainability
  • Generating awareness and support for problems and solutions related to the issue of childhood hunger in America

During the summer of 2018, Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program is providing free healthy meals to kids in 22 cities.

2018 Cities:
Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Camden, NJ; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Ft. Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC

2017 infographic:

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Video – Feeding Our Future launches in New Orleans
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Feeding the Future of New Orleans and 22 Other U.S. Cities
It’s Summertime and Children are Hungry