Ball-Chatham Kids




Titan Fuel's mission is to provide food assistance, and support for Ball-Chatham students in need. 


Titan Fuel was developed in response to changing demographics within the Ball-Chatham School District. The District has seen steady increases in the number of low income families over the last several years – going from 5.9% in 2000 to nearly 23% now. Thanks to an initial grant secured by the Chatham United Methodist Women in 2015-16, the District was able to assist elementary school families who were struggling to provide enough food on a consistent basis. It was always the intent of the Titan Fuel steering committee to grow the program to include all grade levels, and, thanks to generous donations and the support of our community, the program has expanded to all schools in the Ball-Chatham District.


Thinking of coordinating a food drive to benefit Titan Fuel?

We'd sure appreciate it! Contact Barb Germann at, or Deb Burke at to coordinate a food drive!

Click here for a list of most needed items! 

Titan Fuel Shrimp Boil & BBQ

This fun, casual summer event raises much needed funds to help sustain the program throughout the school year. 

Titan Fuel to Partner with Meijer for Food Assistance

Titan Fuel is proud to again partner with Meijer this spring to provide much needed hunger relief to Ball-Chatham’s struggling students through Meijer’s food donation program, Simply Give. Last year, Titan Fuel received over $14,000 through the program for its struggling students.


The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards from May 12 to June 17, which will then be converted into Meijer food-only gift cards that Titan Fuel will use to purchase items for use throughout the school year.


“We encourage community members to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed our struggling students by purchasing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip,” says Meredith Ferguson, president of the non-profit support organization, Titan Fuel. “We will, in turn, purchase non-perishable, kid-friendly food items from Meijer with the monies raised through the donation cards."


Also, on May 31 and June 14, Meijer will double the donation amount to Titan Fuel from donation cards purchased.

The Simply Give program runs three times a year: Spring, Fall and Winter. Since the program began in November 2008, more than $48 million has been generated for food assistance programs and pantries in the Midwest to distribute to our hungry neighbors.

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Titan Fuel Board

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Paula Brown

Deb Burke

Rickey Davis

Meredith Ferguson

Barb Germann

Jane Hay 

Lisa Liles 

Dawn Peck

Deborah Ringer

Betsy Schroeder

Christine Self 

Supt. Dr. Douglas Wood

Titan Fuel ~ P.O. Box  296, Chatham, Illinois 62629        *

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