The Little Bit Foundation currently serves 14,000 students in 42 schools across the St. Louis region.
According to The Little Bit Foundation, “there were an estimated 210,000 food insecure people in St. Louis city and St. Louis county, with 31 census areas that qualified as food deserts. Many studies demonstrate that nutrition affects students’ thinking skills, behavior, and health, all factors that impact academic performance.” Poverty affects students in a myriad of ways and has a significant adverse effect on academic outcomes.
The Little Bit Foundation is committed to breaking down barriers to learning for under-resourced students through partnerships and programs that serve their basic needs and enrich them with new learning experiences. From food and warm coats to behavioral counseling and career discovery, [their] aim is to help students focus on their education and empower them to achieve their academic goals and dreams for the future!
TRUE Founder and CEO Frank Trulaske personally supports the mission of The Little Bit Foundation, and today we are taking you behind the scenes of the work they do and how you can get involved in supporting their mission.
The Little Bit Foundation takes a whole child approach to poverty. Through their Whole Child Model, The Little Bit addresses needs such as health conditions, lack of winter clothing, proper hygiene, food insecurity, and insufficient reading materials at home. The Little Bit Foundation offers a number of programs to help support The Whole Child Approach.
Whether you are local to the Saint Louis area or not, there are many ways you can get involved and support The Little Bit Foundation.
The Little Bit Foundation distributes tens of thousands of items from donations and drives. You can organize a drive with friends, coworkers, or students to significantly impact The Little Bit Foundations’ students. The Little Bit Foundation offers a Drives ToolKit with signage, collection boxes, flyers, and tips.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with The Little Bit Foundation. Whether you want to work directly with students or support behind the scenes, everyone has a chance to volunteer.
You can support the Feeding Hope program through your financial contribution. This program brings food directly to the homes of the highest-risk families The Little Bit serves.
You can support The Little Bit Foundation by shopping their branded apparel or purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List. In addition, you can support The Little Bit Foundation through Amazon Smiles.
If you are local to Saint Louis or are across the world, you can help support The Little Bit Foundation and help under-resourced students succeed.