March 17, 2017

Reading, writing and hunger: More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry | The Washington Post

As we see daily in the communities we serve, more than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry. One in six children in the United States live in food insecure households, lacking consistent access to the food they need to thrive. Hunger can harm children’s opportunities to reach their full potential and contribute fully to their communities — which affects society as a whole. Read the Article »

Wholesome Wave Is Growing A Nationwide Network To Get Fresh Produce To People In Need |

Feeding America helps provide 1.25 billion pounds of produce to people in need each year. Another organization called Wholesome Wave is working to help provide produce to people without healthy food choices by creating a “prescriptions-for-produce” program that helps farmers markets and stores implement matching programs for SNAP with a secondary currency that can only be spent on fruits and vegetables. Read the Article »

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