The Sheridan Story
The Sheridan Story: Fighting Child Hunger
our mission: fight child hunger through community and school partnership
The Sheridan Story is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships.
We strive to make a difference in children's lives by focusing on ford gaps such as weekends, holidays, and extended breaks, when they aren't in school to receive meals.
- Free for all families
- No qualifications required for enrollment
- The Sheridan Story does not collect information from families; privacy is protected
- Families may enroll in the program at any time throughout the school year
- Volunteers or school staff discreetly place food bags i students' backpacks each week, typically on Fridays
Weekend Food Bag Options
Families may choose from five options structured around the USDA MyPlate standards. All bag types contain 4-5 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food, including a variety of fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and soups/entrees. Bag types are identified by different colors of The Sheridan Story logo.
The Blue Bag
Tailored for East African dietary preferences. This bag is pork-free and may contain items such as tuna, spaghetti, black-eyed peas, corn flour, fava beans, and tomato products.
THE GREEN BAG
This bag offers the widest variety of food items, such as chicken, tuna, pasta, rice, mac and cheese, chili/soup, and varied vegetables and fruits.This bag offers the widest variety of food items, such as chicken, tuna, pasta, rice, mac and cheese, chili/soup, and varied vegetables and fruits.
THE ORANGE BAG
Tailored for Latino dietary preferences. This bag may contain items such as rice, black beans, corn flour, fideo pasta, enchilada sauce, chipotles in adobo, and diced chilis
the purple bag
Tailored for Southeast Asian dietary preferences. This bag may contain items such as rice, rice noodles, coconut milk, bamboo shoots, curry paste, green beans, and mandarin oranges.
THE YELLOW BAG
Contains all ready-to-eat items which require little or no preparation, such as dried fruit, tuna salad, chi8cken salad, sunflower seeds, granola, oatmeal, and soups.