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What a hungry child from a family that struggles to put food on the table might be thinking about in school:
“I don’t care about the lesson my teacher has planned today.”
“I don’t care if I get sick again.”
“I don’t care if I’m having trouble concentrating.”
“I don’t care if the other kids think I’m grumpy all the time.”
“I don’t care if I get another poor grade on a test.”
So what does this child care about?
“I care about how many minutes
until I get to eat a hot meal.”
So many of us are incredibly fortunate to not have these thoughts because access to healthy food is not a challenge. Sadly, one in five kids in America struggle with hunger. Chances are, there’s a child in your kid’s class that is too hungry to care. So what can we do?
Care. Learn more about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and make a donation. For just $1, Share our Strength can connect a child to 10 breakfasts. Or 180 breakfasts (an entire school year!) for just $18. So as we recover from the binge that is Thanksgiving and gear up for indulging at upcoming holiday parties, show these kids you care. Help feed a hungry child during the holidays and throughout the year to come.