The mission of the FIT - Food in Tummies program is to educate children, parents and the community in order to promote nutritional health and maximize student potential.
The FIT program was launched by The Junior League of Austin in 2009. The program's vision is to eliminate weekend hunger in our community and ensure children and families have the knowledge to make informed nutritional choices.
Through the FIT Program, The Junior League of Austin is working to:
1. Reduce weekend hunger by providing weekend food in reusable backpacks to Baty Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary, reaching 1,400 economically disadvantaged students.
2. Improve the school environment with increased attendance on Fridays; decreased numbers of disciplinary incidents; and academic improvement through adequate nutrition.
3. Cultivate healthier children and families through increased nutritional knowledge with increased emphasis on physical fitness, and nutritional information presented to parents through cooking classes and other program events such as "Meet the Teacher", CATCH Nights and FITness.
For only $20, you can help provide a backpack of nutritious food for a child every weekend this month.
For only $85, you can help provide a backpack of nutritious food for a child every weekend this Spring.
For only $170, you can help provide a backpack of nutritious food for a child every weekend for the entire school year.
"Thank you for the food you donated to us; and thank you for filling our empty tummies." - 3rd Grade Student, Hillcrest Elementary
"Thank you for this program. You are servicing a need that would otherwise go unnoticed." - Pre‐K Teacher, Baty Elementary