The week of March 4th-March 8th is National School Breakfast Week!
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.
During the week my morning routine is getting the my little ones up and getting my 5 year old ready for school and to start the day I either make cereal or if I have time pancakes, or eggs, etc. I cannot help but think of how many kids do not have the opportunity to have breakfast before they leave home for school and some who are only able to have a meal at school.
The Fact is this:
In America..1 in 5 children are struggling with hunger!
No Kid Hungry works in countless communities to ensure that the children have access to nutritional programs like school breakfast and summer meal programs and they also work to educate low-income families on the importance of cooking healthy and affordable meals through the Cooking Matters program. The No Kid Hungry network is made up of public officials, business leaders, private citizens, nonprofit organizations and others providing hunger solutions for their own communities.
Cuts to SNAP = More Hungry Kids
In a post from Clay Dunn — “Members of Congress are working to reauthorize the Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, formerly known as food stamps, and for the SNAP education program. Drastic cuts to SNAP are on the table in the Farm Bill and nearly half of all SNAP participants are children. If Congress cuts funding for this poverty relieving program, it will affect millions of children and families, leaving them even more vulnerable to hunger. “