BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Kids are finally going back-to-school. But are they ready? This past year’s crisis has compromised their learning in so many ways. They’re going to need some extra support.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Kids are finally going back-to-school. But are they ready? This past year’s crisis has compromised their learning in so many ways. They’re going to need some extra support.

Back-to-school

Many families are facing new challenges and a difficult time of transition. For their children, the new school year will be hard enough without wondering if they can get enough to eat.

Now is a critical moment. Kids can’t succeed at school if they’re too hungry to concentrate. For their future’s sake, we need to help them all we can.

Thank you!

to Our Partner - The a2 Milk Company

With over 20 years of harnessing nature’s goodness to benefit their customers’ health and nutrition, the people at a2 Milk® know something about pursuing creative solutions to serve the common good. Dedicated to a sustainable approach that lets them make a meaningful impact in the communities where they operate, a2 Milk® has now committed to a partnership with us that will help build better futures for hungry children and families who struggle to put food on the table.

To support our back-to-school campaign, a2 Milk® is donating 10% of every carton up to $100,000 to Feed the Children to help bridge the gap of food insecurity among school-aged children. Donate today to join them! We could not be more grateful for the generosity of partners like a2 Milk® that make our work possible and bring vital resources to kids in the U.S. and around the world.

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A Difficult Transition

After a year of economic hardship and compromised learning due to COVID-19, many kids will confront special challenges as they return to school. As costs like clothes and school supplies put a strain on lower-income families’ budgets, their children will face increased risks of hunger and food insecurity. Other factors like poor nutrition and mental health issues will further jeopardize their ability to learn. What does these students’ “new normal” look like?

16.8% of children younger than 18 years old live below the poverty line in the United States. To put it in perspective, that’s 1 in 6 children who live in poverty.

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1 in 6

children under 18 years
of age live in poverty

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In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, 34.5 % of U.S. households with children under 18 were food insecure. That means that, in more than one third of the households with children, kids couldn’t be sure where their next meal would come from.

55% of teachers surveyed last year said that students who were disengaged during distance learning lacked a stable home environment or food.

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