To fight the war against childhood hunger in the United States.
Our 2016 Goal - 1 Million meals a month
As of 2014, 15.3 million kids in the United States struggle with food insecurity.
Children who regularly do not get enough nutritious food to eat tend to have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional and academic problems.
Children who struggle with food insecurity are likely to be sick more often and to recover more slowly.
Children who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue.
Lack of enough healthy food can impair a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school.
Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity.