Hot Lunch Program

Classes at St. Gabriel’s School start at 7:00 a.m. Some students have to walk long distances to school with empty stomachs and endure a day at school hungry. 


It didn’t take long before the school staff realized the extent to which hunger can interfere with a student’s ability to learn. In 2013, funds were found to start a three-day-a-week hot meal program, which helped alleviate the problem somewhat. However, when the medical team from Buffalo conducted a clinic at the school in April 2014, they found that the medical problems experienced by many of the students were related to a lack of food and dehydration. They urged us to find the additional funds needed to increase St. Gabriel’s hot meal program from three to five days a week.  Thank you to the Kelly Foundation and other individuals who made donations to start this program. We appreciate all future donations that would help continue this program!

Friends of Fontaine

Friends of Fontaine

P.O. Box 11376

Albany, NY 12211

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