After the Bell

Gourmet Gorilla Mission

“We are committed to working with community partners to provide solid nutrition for all children in order to help them learn and grow.”

From the beginning Gourmet Gorilla has been dedicated to providing healthy, nutrient dense foods to kids all across Northern Illinois. Multiple studies have shown that children need adequate fruit and vegetable intake to learn & grow. The vitamins and minerals found in these foods are essential for brain growth & development. This is such a critical time in a young person's life.

We are able to provide access to these types of foods during the school day but the real trick is helping provide access when the children exit those school doors at the end of the day. We are partnering up with one of our local schools, Polaris Charter Academy, to try and continue to provide access after 3 pm. This project can make a huge impact to the families of these schools, BUT we cannot do it alone. Your donation will help us finance this project so we can provide healthy, fresh produce to Polaris families for free. Each family will receive a produce bag filled with nutrient packed foods! The link is listed below. We believe every child deserves proper nutrition. Please help us fight to make this possible!   

https://www.gofundme.com/bring-fresh-produce-to-pca

 - Samantha Sullivan, RDN, LDN