As the year comes to a close, many people take the time to consider which charity/charities, both local and national, are worthy of their support. For nonprofit organizations like Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK), the donations they receive during this end of year window define for the organization what will be possible in the year ahead.

Nothing happens without the generosity of local families, businesses, and organizations,” explained FORK President Perry Pokrandt.

2021 saw the expansion of FORK nutritional support programs into the Phelps school district as well as the implementation of a newly created Children’s Pantry program within the elementary schools located in Eagle River, St. Germain, Land O’ Lakes and Phelps.

The year ahead holds exciting possibilities, with additional expansions being discussed and planned for in the months ahead,” continued Pokrandt. “Therefore, end -of- year giving will more clearly set our path forward.

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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!”

An in-school resource starting in August 2021 to aid hungry children during the school day and provide a year-round, 5 day a week, access point for food support to parents or guardians.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."

- Margaret Mead

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.

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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FORK provides ‘Help Brochures’

Many nutritional support programs are available to families across central and eastern Vilas County, according to Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) President Perry Pokrandt, but finding out what those programs are and how a family can access that help is often a challenge. “That is why FORK has created and distributed their ‘help brochure’ to…


Trig’s Round Up Event to Benefit FORK Pantries

Now through Nov. 30, customers at Trig’s Food and Drug in Eagle River will again be asked to round up their purchase payments to the nearest dollar. It is Trig’s second annual Round-Up to benefit Feed Our Rural Kids Inc. (FORK). “With enough pennies, we can change lives,” said FORK President Perry Pokrandt. The way…

Taking part in the recent $1,000 check presentation are, from left, Jerry Burkett, president of Greater Northwoods MLS Realtor service; Amanda Rainer; and Perry Pokrandt, FORK president. —Contributed Photo

REALTORS Donate $1,000 To FORK

Jerry Burkett, president of the Greater Northwoods MLS Realtor® (GNMLS) service, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Perry Pokrandt, president of Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK), an organization which strives to provide nutritional support for children in Vilas County. “No person better understands the dynamics around what makes a community a great place to…


Support FORK

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)

If you wish for your donation to be used in support of a particular FORK program, please include mention of your preference in the memo line of your donation form.  All non-designated donations will be used to fund programs for which funds are most critically needed at that time. 

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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