Kids Kupboard (Website Under Construction)
Who We Are
In 2015, Lynette Ortolano launched the effort that led to the development of Kids Kupboard. The effort was rooted in Lynette's distinctive, personal history of food insecurity and rest upon her strong conviction that no child should ever go hungry. 42% of our student population relies on free food programs and kids wouldn't eat with out school lunches and charitable organizations providing lunches for these future leaders and innovators. Our organization has grown 300% since 2015. With your support, Kids Kupboard will work to ensure that every child in the Matsu has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn and where they play.
Ways We Help
We feed thousands of kids and we really appreciate donations. We take what ever you give us and we make it into a healthy balanced meal and take it to the children.
Do you have an event and need to feed children? We want to help. If you have an activity or event coming up and would like healthy meals provided for kids, please contact us and we can help.
Volunteers keep us humming we have a staff of 8 full time employees and 12-15 regular volunteers that help us to slice and dice, bag and tag lunches. We are always needing volunteers to come in and help with kitchen duty, sorting donations and giving out food.
"Thank you, I could never afford to buy fresh fruit and vegetables like this for my kids."
If it wasn't for youIf it wasn't for you, I wouldn't eat today.
Thank you, I could never afford to buy fresh fruit and vegetables like these for my kids."
Kids Kupboard Current Sites
Feeding Kids in Our Community
Wasilla Boys & Girls Club- Early Morning Breakfast & Afterschool supper – open to all
Goose Bay Boys & Girls Club – Early Morning Breakfast & Afterschool supper- open to all
Co-Occurring Disorders Institute – Afterschool supper- enrolled site
Denali Family Services, Wasilla – After school supper, Teen Groups-enrolled site
Sutton Library – After school supper- open to all
Big Lake Library – Afterschool supper-open to all
MatSu Health Services - Spruce, Afterschool supper-enrolled site
MatSu Health Services – Bogard, Afterschool supper-enrolled site
MatSu Health Services – Big Lake, Afterschool supper-enrolled site
Bright Minds Learning Center – Lunch/Snack-enrolled site
Blood & Fire Food Pantry – Afterschool Supper-open to all
Fairbanks Boys & Girls Club – Afterschool supper-open to all
Nunley Park – Afterschool Supper – open to all
NEW - Big Lake Site-Afterschool Supper –open to all
NEW – Meadow Lakes Plaza-Afterschool Supper – open to all
NEW – The YAK Teen Center – open to all
NEW – YMCA Afterschool supper at Tanaina & Denaina Elementary-enrolled site
NEW – Youth 360 Afterschool program at Wasilla and Houston High School – enrolled site
The Number of meals we serve during the school year is 380 each day!
Kids Kupboard at a Glance
Kids Kupboard knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2000, our Nonprofit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Kids Kupboard.
What We Do
Furthering our cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.
Reinforcing our Commitment
Helping The Community
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"