KATY MAGAZINE NEW
November 16, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD is taking donations for grocery gift cards to support Katy students in need. Many Katy families are experiencing economic hardships and the food gives them nourishment they may not get any other way.
Photo credit: KISD
Serving Katy Students Beyond the Classroom
Food for Families is a community support program that was founded 18 years ago to help serve the Katy community beyond the classroom. Since the programs beginning, over $312,000 has been given to over 6,500 Katy families.
"Donating to the Food for Families program ensures our students are cared for while school is out during the holidays," says Rebecca Fox, Katy ISD Board of Trustee. "I love the generosity of the Katy community and how we take care of each other."
Katy ISD campuses identify the students that qualify for the program and Partners in Education collects both individual and corporate donations.
Katy ISD staff will deliver $50 gift cards along with a note of support to qualifying students.
Local non-profits such as Katy Christian Ministries and Hope Impacts have both reported an increase in Katy families experiencing economic hardships and homelessness since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food for Families will help feed Katy students. Donate online to help make a difference this month of Thanksgiving.
Individuals and corporations and make donations online in various amounts. The District has set their goal this year at $25,000.
Katy ISD families currently struggling can learn more about Federal programs and local non-profits that can offer assistance.