Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 5 children goes to bed hungry? Shocking right!? When school is out, hunger is in. Families with children who receive free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school now need to find a way to replace those meals during the summer. They turn to their local food pantry for assistance. Compounding the problem, is a decline during the summer months in donations to the food banks. Local food banks struggle to keep shelves stocked. We need to take action now.
What can one person do? It is as simple as a click of a button or making a move. First, go online and donate to your local food bank. Every little bit helps! It only costs $1 to provide four meals to a hungry child. Next, bring non-perishable food directly to your local food bank’s door.