This time of year is meant for reflection and to recognize thankfulness in your home, workplace, and community. ARCHS is thankful to oversee funding and strategic planning that allowed 12,191 children at 72 locations throughout the St. Louis area to eat nutritious snacks and meals during the 2019 fiscal year. It is heavy to report that 865,400 Missourians are struggling with hunger as many across the country prepare to sit down for a Thanksgiving feast. ARCHS' nutrition initiatives are aimed to provide resources for nutritious foods to keep young minds sharp, allow families a peace-of-mind, and decrease hospitalizations.

ARCHS also aims to keep nutrition education alive. Hundreds of kids in St. Louis may now be able to help their parents with cooking this holiday season. Operation Food Search's trained nutrition professionals are teaching cooking courses at several ARCHS' afterschool locations. Participants learn to navigate through a kitchen with affordable ingredients, safe knife skills, flavorful recipes, and healthy MyPlate proportions.

See a complete breakdown of ARCHS' nutrition accomplishments in an easy-to-read infographic.