Summer 2018

Well, another year is on the books. Paulden Plunge program officially ended today. We have enjoyed serving Paulden families this summer. It’s a bittersweet day. We’re very tired and ready for a break, but will miss seeing all the smiling faces of the children. But, next year will be here before we know it.

We had 92 children enrolled this year with over 400 rides to the pool during the 10 weeks of the program. Partnering with Yavapai Regional Transit and the Town of Chino Valley has been a really good thing for the families of Paulden. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with them. Please be sure to tell them thank you also. We also want to say thank you to each individual, business, and organization that sponsors this program so our children can enjoy the pool and have something fun to do with their time out from school.

If you would like to assist in replenishing the funds used for this year’s program so that next year can start strong, donations can be made at our website and designated for Paulden Plunge at any time.

Thank you!
Terri and Jane
Paulden Foundation


Paulden Lunch Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program established to ensure that low-income children, ages 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children by schools, private non-profits, and local or county governments. The SFSP is administered at the State level by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

But here in Paulden, we do one little thing different….

If a child is accompanied by parent(s) or guardian, then they can also eat free due to our grassroots effort.  We saw that some parents were hungry as well and did not have the funds for the cost of a meal.  We decided to make sure that these parents did not leave hungry.  Thanks to local donors and organizations, we have been able to meet this need.

The Children’s Summer Lunch program will continue in Paulden, Arizona this year sponsored by Chino Valley Unified School District’s Summer Food Service Program. This program provides free lunches for children, the same program that they participate in during the school year. Last year Paulden Foundation initiated a program whereby parents who were accompanied by their children could also receive a free lunch as we saw that there were parents who were in need. This was very successful and nearly doubled program participation and the parents were very appreciative.

We believe this to be a vital grassroots program for Paulden as evidenced by last year’s success and additionally helped to sustain the children’s summer lunch program through increased participation. Raising funds for this program is our primary need at this time. The price of an adult lunch is $3.75. We rely completely on donations from individuals and organizations to sponsor this program. The program runs June 5th until school begins in August, Monday through Friday t Paulden Food Bank, 195 E. Aspen.

Donations for adult lunches can be made via this fundraiser page or can be sent to Paulden Foundation, PO Box 970, Paulden, AZ 86334. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Paulden Foundation can issue a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

Can you please help us by passing the word about this program and also consider a donation? We still need to meet our funding goal and appreciate all donations. Thank you in advance for your help!



Donate $15 dollar to feed 5 parents that bring their kids for lunch