Did you know?

  • More than 42,000 individuals—or 16% of the population—in St. Joseph County are food-insecure; more than 353,000 (21.2%) of the children in Indiana experience food insecurity.

  • 1 in 4 children are food insecure.
  • 13.5% of individuals live in poverty and many more struggle on a daily basis.

  • Approximately 7,000 students per day drop out of high school in America. Dropouts earn $200,000 less over their lifetimes compared to high school grads, and 75% of crimes are committed by high school drop-outs.

We combat these realities by providing nutritious healthy meals to those in need. Cultivate’s “backpack program” currently provides 400 students a backpack with 6 meals inside EVERY FRIDAY during the school year!

Our partnerships with Notre Dame, Rise’n Roll, Four Winds Casino, The Century Center and others, allow us to supply these meals to hungry children in need.

Interested in volunteering or supporting our food rescue program? Contact us!