This #GivingTuesday, help us provide more nourishing meals to those in our local community who need our assistance this holiday season.

Meeting the exploding need for food is a staggering challenge. But with you at our side, it’s an achievable one.

With the advent of vaccines, easing of mask restrictions, and a greater feeling of freedom, we might be tempted to believe that those hit hardest by the pandemic are beginning to experience some relief. But we could not be more wrong. Not only did COVID-19 exacerbate food and nutrition insecurity for many families, but the unprecedented demand for food assistance has also risen 40% to 60% – and the need continues to grow.

It is more critical than ever that children have access to nutritious meals and ongoing nutrition education to keep their developing bodies and minds strong.  The potential long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on kids are already being seen. That’s why we need your help, now, and in the months to come.

  • Rates of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes among food-insecure children continued to skyrocket during this pandemic;
  • Research shows children added nearly 5 hours of screen time in a 24-hour period;
  • Kids added more cheap sugary drinks and junk food into their diet compared to last year;
  • Physical activity dropped by more than two hours a week.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 on #GivingTuesday so that together we can provide 10,000 free meals to food-insecure children and families in the challenging days and months to come.


Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

We can still show social connection and come together on behalf of our communities even while practicing physical distancing.


Donate to Chefs Feeding Families to help feed families in need.

Become a lifeline - join our Monthly Giving program! Double your impact with employee matching. (Check with your employer if it's available)


Help us raise funds to feed children and families in need.


Set up your own team fundraiser to benefit Real Food for Kids.


Commit to matching individual donations up to a certain amount.


Share why you support Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families on social media


RSVP to our Facebook Event so you can remember to give BIG on #GivingTuesday.

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Here are a few simple ways you can join us as a​ volunteer Ambassador:

BECOME A SOCIAL AMBASSADOR and share easy social media actions with your inner circles and community.

  • Help us get the word out on social media by sharing, tagging, and liking our posts
  • Share graphics/photos on your social platform about what our organization means to you
  • Post messages and graphics provided for you on your social platforms. Simply cut and paste.
  • Send an email to your friends and family encouraging them to donate


Become your own Fundraiser.​  Looking for ways to kick off the season of giving with co-workers, PTAs, or family members? This is a perfect way!  (please see Becoming your Own Fundraiser for more info)​.


  1. Hang up flyers/signs within your community and local businesses
  2. Refer others to become an Ambassador

Real Food for Kids will provide you with any of the tools necessary to help promote your efforts. We want to make participation as rewarding and seamless as possible for you.

We know that with your busy schedules setting up your own fundraiser may not be feasible. We completely understand.  Even sharing a post or two on your social media profiles will make a significant impact.


The holiday season is a time for giving: Be a force for good in this community​. ​
Are you part of a school organization, corporation, book club, or simply a group of family members or friends looking for a way to give back this season? ​Set up a team fundraiser benefitting Real Food for Kids and collectively make a difference.

Here’s how it works:

  • Real Food for Kids will set up your own individual team’s campaign page, including a donation form and a thermometer with your goal.
  • Real Food for Kids provides you with resources to use for promoting your team’s campaign page.
  • You start to share your team’s campaign page on a variety of platforms including social media, e-mail, the NextDoor app, online church groups, etc.
  • You collect donations on behalf of Real Food for Kids from now until November 29, 2021.

Want to get creative and hold a different type of fundraiser (for example, a bake sale) to benefit Real Food for Kids? Sign up now and let’s work together on getting the word out.

During these difficult times, many of our neighbors are counting on us. Please let me know if you ​are interested in joining our movement.


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#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to generosity and giving. It occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  It’s a day to acknowledge the power of giving, volunteerism, and simple acts of kindness. 

Learn more about the Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families initiative.