Weekend Children Food Program





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Homer, Alaska

Total Budget: $4,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Weekend food provided for approximately 50 children from Anchor Point Alaska for improved learning on Mondays.

Anchor Point food pantry has been active since 2006 and has established a school children's weekend food program in the Chapman and Nikolaevsh schools consisting of a granola bar, raisins, peanut butter crackers, fruit snack top ramen and nuts every other weekend for approximately 50 kids due to teacher's noting that the kids were hungry on Mondays. Pantry would like to expand current program to every weekend during the school year and is requesting $11,000 to fund this endeavor as well as the kid's summer lunch program.

In a recent article from NO KID HUNGRY publication, it states that "teachers can see the effects of hunger as well: 80% observed the negative impact of hunger on concentration, 76% saw decreased academic performance, 62% saw behavioral issues increased and 47% noticed children getting sick more often". Additionally, this article states "Longitudinal data suggest that children's learning outcomes suffer when they regularly experience hunger and that nearly every aspect of physical and mental function is hurt as well. Food insecurity affects concentration, memory, mood, motor skills, all of which a child needs to be able to be successful in school".

Anchor Point receives some assistance from Feeding America, Food Bank of Alaska and Kenai Peninsula Food Bank but cost is greater than the financial resources. Our club's funding for the weekend food program is provided by member participation in the annual Homer Health Fair, Peony Flower Sale and Homer Cranial Trivia Cup.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Homer-Kachemak Bay

Primary Contact: Eric Young

Email: erichotdoc@yahoo.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2024-25 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Homer-Kachemak Bay (5010)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Kim Zook.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Eric Young.

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