To try to interrupt the school to prison pipeline by providing food is the current focus of the Fear Not Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation, a North Carolina donor-advised fund.
An early $250 pilot project funded a barbecue dinner for English-speaking parents at Eno Valley Elementary in Durham in connection with a government-funded $10,000 “Incredible Years” parenting project with Communities in Schools in Durham. http://www.incredibleyears.com/programs/parent/; http://www.cisdurham.org. The Fund plans to host a meeting soon with graduates of that program to hear their suggestions for follow-on projects.
Beyond food for parents, food for young readers is up for discussion after a visit to Wake County Read and Feed, https://readandfeed.org.
The Fund also has begun, in a small way, supplying food to the East Durham Children’s Initiative, http://edci.org/en.