Partnerships to Support our Students

An astounding 97% of KIPP North Star Academy students are eligible for federal lunch programs. Through the federally funded National School Lunch Program, students receive breakfast and lunch on school days, but many kids go home Fridays with a scarcity of food for the weekend. Through our partnerships with The Sheridan Story, we are able to provide weekend meals for our students. A generous donation from CarVal Investors provides funding for all interested KIPP students to bring home a bag of food each weekend. Every Friday, School Social Worker Becky Reichel distributes the bags (including grains, vegetables, fruit, and protein) to student classrooms. We are grateful to Sheridan Story for their support and commitment. Ms. Reichel points out, “The Sheridan Story is an invaluable resource for our students and their families. They help relieve some of the stress and worry our families face when students aren't able to access school meals on the weekends.”