The Patachou Foundation is in need of volunteers to help serve weekly after-school and school break meals at eight Indianapolis schools. One in five children living in Marion County faces food insecurity; approximately 80% of children attending Indianapolis Public Schools qualify for free or reduced lunch, a known indicator of poverty. Low access to quality food creates a negative impact on attendance, behavior, academic performance, and overall health.
More About the Patachou Foundation
The Patachou Foundation prepares, serves, and delivers scratch-made meals to children impacted by homelessness, hunger, and poverty and increases their awareness and excitement about the real foods they are eating. The Patachou Foundation’s meal service at eight Indianapolis schools, all located in certified food deserts, is complemented by hands-on educational programming to combat food insecurity at its core to break the cycle of hunger in our community.
Founded in 2013 by Indianapolis restaurateur Martha Hoover (named Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune and Food & Wine and Eater’s Restaurant Empire Builder of the Year), The Patachou Foundation has served more than 100,000 scratch-made meals to hungry kids in Indianapolis since it began.