No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to donate nonperishable food items to Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in Bronx, New York. The donated items will help keep the school’s free food pantry stocked with nonperishables, toiletries, and clothing for students and their families in need.
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School is a community that focuses on teaching students to use their minds well and prepares them to live productive, socially useful, and personally satisfying lives. It serves students in grades nine through 12, helping them develop and pursue their interests with well-developed literacy, quantitative and critical thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.
Many of the students at Fannie Lou Hamer come from families that suffer from significant food insecurity. The school’s food pantry is one of several critical support opportunities in the area for families and children in need.
“We are grateful to No Child Goes Hungry for purchasing nonperishable items from our Amazon Wish List,” said Garth Marchant, STEAM teacher at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School. “We are continually fundraising and seeking partners to help us keep our school’s free food pantry stocked. It is thanks to the support of entities like No Child Goes Hungry that we can maintain a stable donation network for families in need.”
Kären Rasmussen, No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director, hopes more schools are inspired to create free food pantries as one more way to address the food insecurity needs of its students.
“Reduced-cost meals and backpack programs are two other valuable strategies to ensure that young people have access to healthy food on those days when the household income just isn’t enough to put food on the table,” said Rasmussen. “It’s unbelievable to think that any child in the United States ever goes to bed hungry. Thanks to non-profits, grassroots organizations, and schools like Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, we can all pitch in to make a difference and break the cycle of food insecurity.”
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