A teacher shared a story about a boy who had recently come into class, head hung low, dark circles under his eyes, completely lacking in energy and focus. Sadly, this is something the teacher was used to seeing frequently in her classes, but not from this particular student. After class she asked him what was wrong.
(photo courtesy of “No Kid Hungry”)
“I’m hungry.” A simple answer for a complex problem that many of our nation’s kids are facing. A problem that could be resolved if more kids were connected to school breakfast programs.
Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger among children, is seeking assistance with its “No Kid Hungry” campaign. According to the organization, one in five children currently struggles with hunger issues in the United States, while one in four children struggles with a lack of food in California.
Share Our Strength strives to assist children in need with nutritious food, and teach families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. A $40 donation can connect a classroom of 20 children with a healthy school breakfast for an entire month.
For information, visit www.secure.nokidhungry.org.