All children get sick. But in poor communities where children don’t have access to healthy food, they are more likely to get sick and stay sick.

When these children get sick, their parents don’t have many ways to help them get better. The solutions are simple, relatively inexpensive, and save children’s lives, but only if they are accessible. A family who lives somewhere without a doctor or clinic, or doesn’t have the money (or insurance) to visit one can’t afford simple life-saving things like de-worming drugs, vitamins and supplements. Without them children die.

There is another way. When we share our resources and give communities access to what they need to keep their children healthy, kids thrive.