Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides nutrtiional support to children from food insecure homes across Vilas and Oneida Counties.

FORK’s mission is accomplished by focusing on three strategic areas of impact.

1. FORK manages and funds 5 food support programs benefiting food insecure children within the Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps Schoold Disrticts: FORK Cares, Meals NOW, JUMPSTART, Formula Support, and the 8 FORK Pantries.

2 The FORK Endowment Fund provides financial support to nonprofit organizations across Vilas and Oneida counties whose mission mirrors that of FORK, that is to feed kids.

3. FORK’s Family Food Helpline (888-479-FORK (3675) is a partnership with the Vilas and Oneida County Departments of Social Services that provides area residents a go-to reference for locally avaialble sources of nutrtional support avaialble to food insecure families in both Vilas and Oneida Counties.

It became clear early on that to be successful providing nutritional support meant FORK needed to do more than just provide food. So, today FORK measures the effectiveness of their efforts through four different critical success factors.

1. Impactful FORK Meal Programs

2. Collaborative Local Food Support

3. Educational Awareness and Outreach

4. Financial Stability and Sustainability.

Each of these critical success factors impacts FORK’s ability to support area children from food insecure homes.