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Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK)

The mission of Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) has been, from the beginning, to provide nutritional support to children from food insecure homes within eastern and central Vilas County.

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Keeping people informed and up- to -date with Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK), is literally a full-time job,” explained Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) President Perry Pokrandt. “What we see as one of the most informative and important tools in this task is FORK’s biannual newsletter.

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“Take what you need, Give what you can!”

The program provides children a nutritional resource during the school day and provides families year-round, 5 day a week, food support.

FORK announces a $1,000,000 Capital Campaign. With your help, the Tomorrow’s Kids Endowment Fund will help FORK keep its promise to the children who are hungry today and those kids who will be hungry tomorrow.

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Three Lakes Lions Club Treasurer Don Meeder presents a check for $500 in support of FORK’s planned expansion into the Three Lakes School District. —Contributed Photo

FORK program expands into Three Lakes School District

A new partnership between Three Lakes School District and Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) will help bring children from food-insecure homes a higher level of nutritional support, announced Three Lakes School District Administrator Teri Maney. FORK was established in May 2019, for the purpose of providing nutritional support to school-aged kids from food-insecure homes within…

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Schmitz joins Tomorrow’s Kids Endowment Fund Committee

Tomorrow’s Kids Endowment Fund will expand its base of experience by the addition of Kathy Schmitz, executive director of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC). “Kathy comes to us with a world of nonprofit experience,” said Tomorrow’s Kids Endowment Committee Chairman Nic Weight. “We look to lean on her knowledge of both the business…


FORK expands children’s pantry; adds new members

Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) recently made the decision to expand its Children’s Pantry Committee after the announcement that the pantry would extend into Sayner and Conover. “With the planned expansion of FORK’s Children’s Pantry program into Sayner and Conover in 2022, there was a need to expand the committee who supports that effort,” explained…


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It costs $3.55 to feed a child one meal in Vilas County. That is 28% more than the average cost of that same meal's cost calculated as an average within Wisconsin as a whole. 
(Feeding America)

Your donation in any amount is appreciated and will help FORK ensure that hunger will not stand in the way of success for any child. Thank You!

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Feed Our Rural Kids, Inc.
4887 Echo Ridge Drive 
Eagle River, WI 54521

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* FORK reserves the right to utilize all donations in support of program needs deemed most critical. 

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