During the COVID-19 pandemic, 124,000 US schools closed for classroom learning, yet 95% engaged in emergency assistance to continue providing meals to students outside of school.

To help schools close the gap in funding to ensure continuity of school meals, GENYOUth launched the For Schools' Sake fund raising campaign and COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund. This report reflects data from the grant applications received.

Applications by locale:
COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund
$34,735,146 in funds requested by
12,116 schools in the United States since the application launched on March 30th, 2020.
To serve meals outside the cafeteria, schools are requesting funding for:

Heat Map of Applications Received

76% are from high need areas, based on each school's level of free/reduced meal eligibility.