Hunger in Schools: 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Will Face Hunger This Year

Hunger in Schools: 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Will Face Hunger This Year


When I was in school I didn’t realize some of my peers came to school hungry. I was a kid and those things didn’t matter then.  I was fortunate. I received breakfast every day before school, but that just isn’t the case for every child in America today. In fact, a new study released by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign reports:

  • 3 out of 5 teachers say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school hungry.
  • 4 out of 5 of those teachers say these children come to school hungry at least once a week.
  • A majority of teachers who see hunger as a problem believe the problem is growing.

You can view and share Share Our Strength’s infographic to see the impact hunger is having on kids in school and learn how you can help feed hungry kids.

Comments

  1. andrea1876 says:

    Absolutely. So many kids go to school looking like they’re well fed, but the reality is they are not eating good, healthy food. It’s amazing how even having a healthy snack at school can change the way a child concentrates. Our school has a healthy snack program, and the teachers regularly comment on what a difference it makes on the days it is served.

  2. It is so unbelievable in a country like ours where we have problems with obesity that children are going hungry. I often think people in the middle class live in a bubble and forget about the rest who are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks for sharing and I’ll spread the word.

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