A student who is hungry—or who is worried about whether or not they will be able to eat tonight—is a student who will struggle to learn. While the image of a hungry child is unpleasant to contemplate, the sad reality is that too many Irving ISD students—more than 75% of our student population, in fact— face food insecurity on a daily or intermittent basis. The good news? There’s something that we can do about it, which is why Irving Schools Foundation created Food For Thought in 2019. We provide over 1,400 weekly food bags to our students—and with your help, we’ll be able to sustain and grow this vital initiative moving forward.

This year the great Souper Bowl of Caring challenge two of their top fundraising middle schools from Irving. The number one school was Travis Middle School (https://www.irvingisd.net/travis) who collected 3,026 soup meals and the runner up was de Zavala Middle School (https://www.irvingisd.net/dezavala) who collected just north of 2,100 soup meals.

The Dean of Students (In the Featured Picture), Ursula Fantroy, who coordinated the de Zavala collection and who runs the DJ store, which rewards students for good citizenship and Liffort Hobley, who help present the award to the de Zavala students today.