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Before learning can begin, hunger must end.

This program is dedicated to improving the lives of Brown County children by providing sacks full of kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to chronically hungry or food-insecure students over the weekends and holidays during the school year.  The program is completely free to area schools and is provided at no cost to the students. Students are enrolled in the program by referral of school faculty or staff.

Campuses who are enrolled in the Food for Thought Program are:

  • Northwest Elementary School
  • Woodland Heights Elementary
  • East Elementary School
  • Coggin Elementary School
  • Brownwood Intermediate School
  • Brownwood Middle School
  • Early Primary School
  • Early Elementary School
  • Head Start
  • J. B. Stephens Elementary School
  • Bangs Middle School
  • May ISD
  • Zephyr ISD
  • Brookesmith ISD
  • Love Brownwood

    A missions group from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church delivers to the homes of any students whose parents have requested the service both during the regular school year and throughout the summer.


The food that each child receives is kid-friendly, shelf-stable, easy-to-open food that represents approximately 60 percent of the needed nutrition over the weekend.

Some examples of the food that typically goes into a bag include:

  • shelf stable milk
  • cereal
  • juice
  • fruit cups
  • peanut butter and jelly squeeze pouch
  • Beans and franks
  • pudding cups

  • It costs approximately $5 for one bag of food for one child for one weekend. We have been averaging around 140 students on the program each week. That's approximately $700 per week! You can help provide food for one of our most vulnerable people groups -- our children.