Hunger shouldn't be normal. Over the last year, a new level of awareness has been brought to hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. and worldwide. Families who had never found themselves hungry or struggling now found themselves in difficult positions of putting food on the table. With the combined efforts of partners and donors, we at Feed the Children have been able to help alleviate some of the difficulties families have faced and continue to face. This is why I'm proud to work for the organization I work for.
To step up for children and families during this crucial time, we must draw upon the generosity, patience, and mutual care that we displayed during the height of COVID-19. We must let our experience of the pandemic become an incentive to better care for our friends and neighbors as we move forward. Whatever our “new normal” looks like in the future, widespread hunger should not be a part of it.
Feed the Children helps to bridge the gap by giving vital support to food-insecure families. By providing donated products in bulk, we supply our national network of community partners with food and essential items to distribute directly within their communities. These partners include food banks and food pantries, which have remained in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19. In addition to food, receiving household essentials not covered by SNAP benefits, like cleaning, hygiene and personal care items, allows parents and caregivers to spend more money on food for their families.
It is estimated 1 in 4 children are struggling with hunger due to the pandemic. Childhood hunger contributes to poor performance in school, mood disorders, and brain development; that’s why we partner with Feed the Children. Working together, we can continue to provide food, education materials and essentials to kids and families struggling. #DefeatHunger
2020 was unlike any year in recent history. Food lines were the longest we’ve seen in our generation. An estimated 18 million children food insecure and out of school, missing important meals. That’s why our partnership with Feed the Children is more important than ever, together we can provide hungry kids and families with the food and essentials they need for the hope of brighter futures. #DefeatHunger
1 in 6 families are suffering from food insecurity due to the impact of the pandemic. With food lines remaining the longest we’ve seen in recent history, we continue to partner with Feed the Children to provide food, school supplies and daily essentials for vulnerable kids and communities affected by hunger. #DefeatHunger
In the land of plenty, millions of boys and girls are struggling with hunger. It is estimated 35 million Americans don't have enough food to feed their families, with households in rural communities experiencing higher food insecurity rates. We partner with Feed the Children to provide food and essentials to hungry families in our communities. #DefeatHunger
It's urgent to keep reaching communities with food, reaching food-insecure families, and filling empty plates. With an estimated 18 million children struggling with hunger, we must continue to partners with organizations like Feed the Children to provide vulnerable families with the food and resources for brighter days. #DefeatHunger
It is estimated 1 in 4 children are struggling with being hungry. Full bellies are essential for successful school days for kids. Going to school hungry can lead to many problems such as inability to stay focused, decreased self-esteem, and underdeveloped social skills. Our dream of a world where no child goes to bed hungry is why we partner with Feed the Children to provide the food and resources to vulnerable families for brighter futures. #DefeatHunger