Undoubtedly, parents want what is best for their children. They want to see all of their kids' dreams come true and watch them grow and succeed in the future.
Amidst the scorching temperatures of summer 2023, American families are facing tough choices – paying bills or buying food. With SNAP benefits reduced and grocery prices soaring, parents are struggling to afford enough food, impacting their children's well-being and education. Discover the challenges these families are enduring and how we can come together to ensure a brighter future for these food-insecure kids.
School supply lists have items like pencils, paper, glue, markers and notebooks – all the tools a child needs to be successful in school. But something important is missing. Students need food to perform their best in class.
Feed the Children recently launched a pilot program in Oklahoma City called Summer Feed and Read, in partnership with the Metropolitan Library System. We talked with Rondia Banks, a long-time librarian at one of the library system’s locations and learned about her passion for literacy and why food plays an important role in learning.
Hunger hits hard in Georgia. One in seven children in the state faces food insecurity. To make matters worse, many residents in low-income areas lack access to grocery stores and supermarkets.
There’s never been a question about Tamara Sandberg’s future. She knew early on that she’d work for a non-profit organization. And it would be one that focuses on hunger relief. “I just think it’s unacceptable that in one of the richest nations in the world that anybody would go to bed without the food they need. So, that’s been my passion.”
It’s only 7:00 am, but the YMCA gymnasium in Bethany, Oklahoma, is already buzzing with activity. “We know that, right here in Oklahoma County, it’s estimated that 37,000 children don’t always have enough access to the nutritious food they need to thrive and succeed,”
It’s a rainy day in Clarksville, Tennessee. Despite the cloud cover and raindrops, there’s excitement in the air. Today, military families will receive food, household essentials and much more.
It’s not rare for kids to skip school, whether it’s to get into mischief with friends or just avoid algebra. But for a long time, students at Sunrise School in Gulu, Uganda, were skipping for a much more serious reason.