Meals-to-You: How Baylor Leads in the Fight Against Hunger

Meals-to-You: How Baylor Leads in the Fight Against Hunger

Millions of families across the country rely on school meal programs for their children year-round. When COVID-19 abruptly forced school closures, the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty quickly mobilized to meet considerable need, utilizing an innovative original program.

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“Meals-to-You” began as a Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty pilot program in 2019 to provide nourishing, shelf-stable meals through the mail to families in rural areas across Texas. Many rural Americans, far away from the nearest community or school, cannot easily access food site programs when school is out. The unique Meals-to-You model led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to call on the Baylor’s assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis. In partnership with the USDA, McLane Global and PepsiCo, the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty twice scaled the program nationally—now providing 5 million meals to rural schoolchildren in 38 states and Puerto Rico.

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Jul
30
2020
USDA grant supports innovative pilot program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase and consume milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
May
19
2020
It was barely a month ago that we wrote about how a Baylor program — picked up and supported by the USDA, PepsiCo, McLane Global and others — had quickly ramped up to provide a million meals a week to schoolchildren in rural areas impacted by COVID-19-related school closures. Here’s how well that program has …
May
15
2020
Good Morning, America featured Meals-to-You, a food by mail initiative of the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, in a live report May 15. Meals-to-You, a partnership with the USDA, McLane Global and PepsiCo, feeds over 5 million meals per week through the mail to rural schoolchildren.
May
14
2020
The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty's Meals-to-You program delivers over five million meals per week through the mail. Meet families benefitting from the initiative on this ABC News Prime Time report, and travel inside the warehouses of McLane Global, a program partner, where food is packaged and delivered.
May
6
2020
The USDA announced a major expansion of Meals-to-You, an innovative, research-based partnership between the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, USDA, McLane Global and PepsiCo, to feed low-income kids in rural areas impacted by pandemic-related school closures.
Mar
27
2020
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty Founder and Executive Director Jeremy Everett discusses the nationwide expansion of "Meals-to-You," an innovative food by mail program providing meals to rural schoolchildren. With schools closed by COVID-19, a private-public partnership is expanding the program to serve over a million meals per week.
Mar
17
2020
Innovative Baylor program will deliver millions of nutritious meals directly to students who attend rural schools closed by COVID-19.
Mar
15
2020
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty website lists sites in communities throughout Texas that provide meals on an individual basis while schools are closed.
Sep
24
2019
Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative announces a $5 million grant for an innovative approach to the expansion of food access for students living in rural Texas communities.