Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to commonly asked questions about the Food for Good Program. If you can't find the information below, please Contact Us.

General Questions

Is summer hunger really a problem in the United States?
Unfortunately, child hunger is a staggering issue in the United States. One out of every five children is at risk of hunger; and this issue is even more acute in the summer months, when children do not have access to school meals.
What is PepsiCo's involvement with Food for Good?
Food for Good was started in 2009 when PepsiCo employees began exploring how they could leverage the people, passion, and expertise of PepsiCo to make a meaningful impact in our communities. Food for Good's summer meal program works with local nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide meals to children at risk of hunger. Food for Good is able to leverage PepsiCo's expertise in taste and nutrition, distribution, and its scale to effectively and efficiently reach kids in need.
What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school. SFSP is administered through state agencies and sponsored locally by non-profit organizations.
What has Food for Good accomplished so far?
Food for Good has served more than 6.5 million meals in Austin, Houston, Waco and North Texas, Detroit, MI, Little Rock, AR, Oklahoma City and Chickasaw Nation, OK, Denver, CO and Nashville, TN. In addition, Food for Good and local agencies have provided safe, supervised physical activities and games to thousands of children at our summer meal sites.
How can I get involved with with Food for Good?
Food for Good works with existing Summer Food Service Program sponsors who are interested in improving the efficiency and reach of their summer meal operations. We abide by all federal procurement guidelines and are happy to respond to a request for bid for your program. To find out more, contact us.

Program and Location Questions

Where are your meals served?
Food for Good currently operates in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas, Detroit, MI, Little Rock, AR, Oklahoma City, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation, OK, Denver, CO, St. Louis, MO and Nashville, TN. Locations are selected based on need, convenient and safe access for children, and requests and recommendations from the community.
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What does a typical meal look like?
All meals follow the USDA-established meal pattern guidelines. A typical breakfast might include 1% milk, a Quaker Oatmeal To-Go bar, and an orange. A lunch could include a turkey and cheese sandwich on wheat bread, Tropicana apple juice, carrot sticks, and 1% white milk.
Are free meals available to anyone?
Children 18 and younger in qualifying low-income areas may receive free meals and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

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