To feed wholesome meals to food-insecure school children in our community and teach them to create healthy habits.
The idea for The Patachou Foundation is simple: To prepare and serve healthy meals to children impacted by homelessness and hunger and increase their awareness, connection and excitement about the whole food they are eating. Founded by local restaurateur and entrepreneur Martha Hoover, The Patachou Foundation is supported by individual donors, granting organizations, special events, Public Greens and corporate sponsors.
Food insecurity occurs when there is no access to quality food, or even when it is available, no money to buy it. Under-resourced neighborhoods are often referred to as "food deserts" due to their lack of quality grocery stores. Indianapolis has been ranked the worst city in the nation for access to fresh food.
We couldn't complete our mission without support from our volunteers who have helped us serve over 35,000 meals to hungry kids. Take a stand against food insecurity and join our fight to eradicate hunger.