Meals for Minds™ is Target’s innovative way of ensuring children receive the proper nutrition needed to thrive in the classroom. Once a month, Feeding South Florida delivers approximately 30 pounds of fresh produce and shelf-stable items to Title I elementary Schools selected by Target®.
Without proper nutrition, kids can’t concentrate or perform well in school. Our School Pantry Program, supported by Target (known as Meals for Minds), brings food to K-12 students and families in need. Now active in 66 schools in 44 cities across the country, the Meals for Minds Program provides students with access to fresh foods and staples right at their own schools.
Once a month, usually after the 15th to ensure families have enough nutrients after SNAP and other benefits tend to have been depleted.
Currently there are two sites enrolled in the Meals for Minds Program.
Brentwood Elementary School Miami-Dade County
Park Ridge Elementary School Broward County
Each Meals for Minds school is chosen by local Target employees. Factors such as reliance on federal nutrition programs, median household income, and section 8 housing is taken into consideration when choosing schools. With Target’s volunteer and generous financial support, we are able to provide approximately 30 pounds of nutritious food to each student at the recipient school.