Our Mission

Family Mentor Foundation began in 2013 with a mission to create services and partnerships that help fill in the areas lacking in a child’s life. Today, Family Mentor Foundation seeks to help meet the unmet needs of children in our community through a variety of programs and resources that will help them to reach their full potential.

Family Mentor Foundation partners with Columbus and Worthington area schools to distribute nutritious food to 350 children every weekend during the school year. These children qualify for free breakfast and lunch programs during the school week, but do not have access to this vital source of food over the weekend.

Have you ever wondered about the children who get their best meals in the school cafeteria? What happens when they’re not in school? 


Each Friday during the school year, Family Mentor Foundation’s goal is to get a disposable bag, bursting with nutritious food, into the hands of local children who qualify for their school’s free, or reduced lunch. This bag is filled with kid-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, and individual sized foods. Easy-to-prepare meals and snacks that will help sustain the children when schools aren’t able to help over a weekend.

To qualify for this program your school needs to be in partnership with Family Mentor Foundation and be able to help organize and distribute our Buddy Bags.


Gather & Give is a service program where volunteers gather together to prepare and fill Buddy Bags.


Kids Feed Kids Challenge (KFKC) is a food drive contest among schools. A donation box is placed in the lobby of each participating school and filled by students, parents and faculty.