Sioux City restaurants help fight hunger in the classroom
The Sioux City Public Schools Foundation is asking for the public’s help in the fight against hunger in the classroom.
Specifically, the foundation is asking people to go out to eat at restaurants participating in ‘Dine Out for Education.’
On Tuesday, September 10, partner restaurants throughout Sioux City will donate a portion of that day’s sales to the foundation. Those funds will then be used to aide delinquent meal accounts, help stock school pantries and closets and support several initiatives in place to help students facing adversity.
Foundation Executive Director Kari Treinen says the event offers people an easy way to help students while also making a major impact on the community.
“We have roughly 500 students who are homeless in our district and 70 percent of the student population who qualify for free or reduced meals,” said Treinen. “We know that when kids are hungry or not sure about where they are going to sleep that night they are not performing to the best of their ability.”
This is the first year the foundation has hosted the event and they have 12 restaurants partnering with them:
- Alicia’s Taco Dome
- Bar Louie
- Brightside Café
- Buffalo Alice
- Burger King (All Sioux City locations)
- Chick-fil-A (Sergeant Road)
- Chick-fil-A (Southern Hills Mall)
- El Fredo’s Pizza
- Hy-Vee (Hamilton, Gordon Dr. & Sergeant Rd.)
- Navarrete’s (Hwy 75 & Riverside Blvd.)
- Trattoria Fresco
- Table 32
The initiative applies to all day, as well as take-out and delivery orders.
The Sioux City Public Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports excellence in education for the Sioux City Community School District.
Three areas of interest provide the primary focus for funding District programs: STEM education, arts and culture and closing the equity gap in education.