The holidays are a time for families to gather around a table full of food with gratitude for their blessings. But, sadly, for one in six children, this holiday will pass like too many other days—with an empty plate and a heavy heart. You can help re-write this scene for children and families in your community.
This Fall, No Child Goes Hungry has received a significant number of grant requests from schools, social workers, and teachers building daily meal support programs for students. In our new reality of childhood hunger, weekend backpack programs are no longer enough. Teachers and school staff recognize that many students need snacks daily to support what they receive at home and from the school’s free meal assistance programs. Some teachers pay out-of-pocket to keep something in their desk drawers to feed students, which adds a financial burden to our teachers.
No Child Goes Hungry supports students in need and their school heroes and wants to ensure that our teachers don’t have to use their hard-earned salaries to help feed students. We’re sending healthy food boxes all over the country where the food supply chain is sorely interrupted with not enough truck drivers. To continue our efforts, we aim to raise $4,000 to support teachers and students in need—the equivalent of over 400 days’ worth of meals—but we need your help.