Of the nearly 1,800 youth that BGCCI serves across Central Iowa, 100% of members qualify for free or reduced lunch. Your support of our Feeding the Future program provides our kids and teens with the equitable resources they need to grow, develop, and succeed. With your support, they will go on to achieve success and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty.
1 Ticket = $100 3 Tickets = $275 5 Tickets = $450 1 Ticket provides 10 members with nutritious snacks 3 Tickets provides 50 meals for Club members and their families 5 Tickets provides one Club member with meals and snacks for the year
Win up to $5,000 with our 50/50 raffle! The winner will be drawn at random during our 19th Hole Cocktail and Awards Party on Monday, June 13th, but does not have to be present to win.
There is no limit on the number of raffle tickets that can be purchased so get your tickets now or at our Great Futures Golf Tournament.
The Feeding the Future program was developed to ensure our kids and teens have access to the basic needs required for them to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, food insecurity is a real challenge this community’s young people face each day. In Polk County, one in five children does not have adequate access to nutritious foods. Our families are forced to make difficult decisions between purchasing clothes, food, medicine, transportation, or paying the bills. Through our Feeding the Future program, we provide consistent, nutritious food for the young people in the community who need it most. Our program consists of three main parts: snacks and meals during Club time, take home food bags, and Club pantries.
Snacks and Meals: At each of our eight Club sites, members are served both a snack and a hot dinner during our after-school Club program. When Club is open all day, all three meals are served to members.
Take Home Food Bags: While this component is decreasing in use in favor of Club pantries, our bag program ensures that our Club kids have access to adequate food over the weekend, when they are away from school and Club.
Club Food Pantries: Multiple Club sites now have dedicated pantries that serves as an ongoing resource for our Club members and families.