Ready, Set, School! is an IFCS enrichment program that provides kindergarten through 8th grade school children each with a new backpack, grade-appropriate school supplies, and a food box of nutritious items to start the 2021-22 academic year off strong. We are in need of Student Sponsors and Food Support Donors to make our 2021 Program a Success.

Be a Student Sponsor

Student Sponsors select from a list of needed supplies and provide the funding needed to provide these items for participating students. In previous years, these items were donated by sponsors; however, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are providing a virtual shopping experience that allows us to collect and distribute supplies with minimal contact.

Student Sponsors will be needed in June once program registrations are complete. To be added to the list of interested sponsors, please notify our Development Coordinator, who will contact interested Student Sponsors when the virtual shopping experience is ready.

Be a Food Support Donor

Currently, Food Support Donors are needed to help IFCS provide student families with nutritious meals as they begin the 2021-22 academic year. We suggest a donation of $25 per child to help us provide each participating child/family with a Basic Food Box that will include nutritious, shelf-stable food items such as pasta, beans and vegetables. Dairy and Protein Additions will be provided through larger donations. 

We have set an ambitious goal of $25,000 this year, in response to the overwhelming need for food support in our community. Donations of all sizes make a difference. Thank you for your support!

Unfortunately, we are unable to host volunteers nor accept items from school supply drives this year.  Our first priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy, and we hope to return to more in-person service/volunteer opportunities in the future. Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support.

If you have any questions about this drive or the work we do at IFCS, please contact Sarah Rutledge, Associate Development Director or Allison Taggart, Program Director, with any questions.

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