About Us

Food is a school supply for hungry kids


Since nutrition affects cognitive, social and emotional development, children who do not get proper foods are more likely to have problems learning, growing and interacting. Erin's Angels ensures that children who rely on subsidized lunches continue to receive food vital to their growth and development.   

There is an immediate need to assist in combating food insecurity for elementary students in the Phoenix Central School District in order to ensure student focus on academic success. Hunger can greatly affect a student’s performance in school. Children who skip meals and are hungry perform poorer than their peers who have consistent access to food. Hunger has been linked to lower math scores, increased potential to repeat or fail a grade, and affected attendance to class.

 Approximately 14% of individuals in food insecure homes indicated that at least one person went without eating over the weekend. This greatly affects the demeanor of the children in these situations. A study in the impact of similar backpack food programs displayed an change in elementary students: teachers indicated that students receiving food packages were better behaved, more attentive, and engaged in lessons.

53.4% of students in the Oswego county public school system receive free or reduced price lunch during the school year. Many of these students rely on these meals as their main meals throughout the week. When some of these students go home for the weekend, their meals are very uncertain. Over extended breaks, like Spring Break, which can last ten days or more, the amount of food and number of meals is severely affected. 

It is through your funding that we can ensure that the qualifying children are able to be sent home with a sufficient amount of food to last extended breaks.  Currently, Erin’s Angels works with 70 students weekly to ensure they are sent home with food to supplement and provide meals while they aren’t in school. In order to provide these services, and extend services to 33 more students, Erin’s Angels needs additional funding in order to continue providing and growing their services.


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When you become part of Erin's Angels, you're joining a movement of teachers, business people, community leaders, and parents with a shared belief: no child in our town should go hungry. 

What we send home

Examples of breakfast food and snacks



Examples of lunches and snacks


These items can be purchased on our wishlist and sent directly to MAM!



Drop off locations

Maroun Elementary School


11 Elm Street

Phoenix, NY 13135

Phoenix Public Library


34 Elm Street

Phoenix, NY 13135

Nazarian Law Office

Nazarian Law

77 State Street

Phoenix, NY 13135



Thank you to these individual donors and supporters

Mr. & Mrs. Arcuri

Mr. & Mrs. Bateman

Mr. & Mrs. Belfield

The Bernard Family

The Bulgrien Family

Mr. & Mrs. Benack

Ms. Lynn Backes

Ms. Michelle Burns

Ms. JoAnne Bullis

The Claver Family

Ms. Linda Coon

The DeShaies Family

The Dion Family

Mr. & Mrs. Dubovik

Dr. Lauri Doane

Mr. John Delahunt

The English Family

Mr. Jeff Goldstein

Ms. Cheryl Gandino

The Hagg Family

Mr. & Mrs. Heinrich

The Hillpot Family

Ms. Shelly Hoffman

Jacksonville Faith Ministries

Ms. Jennifer Johnson

Ms. Virginia Kane-Calbert

Mr. & Mrs. King

Ms. Jen King

The Lewis Family

The Lynch Family

Linen World

Mr. & Mrs. Long

Dr. & Mrs. Lentz

Mr. & Mrs. Mammolito

Mr. & Mrs. Nerber

Ms. Christine Nugent

Ms. Angie Neiss

The Orchard Ministries

Ms. Cynthia Peace

Ms. Joanne Pietrowicz

Ms. Stephanie Pestillo

Mr. & Mrs. Remington

Ms. Jamie Sisera

Ms. Jennifer Shear

Ms. Delores Stevens

Ms. Heather Snowman

Ms. Kerry Tarolli

Mr. & Mrs. Thorn