SLICE OF LIFE – THE STORY OF HUNGRY

 

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June is National Hunger Awareness Month.  As school draws to a close my thoughts turn to the many children who rely on school for regular meals.  I am reflecting that for most of those children summer isn’t the time of joy and freedom that we have come to think of at the end of the school term but a time of worry about the lack of food.

I would like to share this video called The Story of Hungry.  Perhaps we can all try to make a difference.
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The story of hungry takes place in schools, playgrounds and houses across the United States and the No Kid Hungry campaign is working to rewrite it.

In schools, more kids are getting breakfast, raising math test scores 17.5% where kids are accessing them.

During the summer, innovative local leaders are getting the support they need to start meal programs that work. Food trucks, new technology and better tracking turned Arkansas from the most food insecure state in the country to the state with the highest increase in the number of meals served to kids.

Things are changing everywhere, millions of kids who have had no voice are gaining one thanks to you. Find out ways that you can get involved at http://www.nokidhungry.org.
About This Project
The Story of Hungry is a unique look at hunger through the eyes of a child, created by Creative Artists Agency in partnership with the No Kid Hungry campaign, and brought to life through the talents of Hornet Studios director, Julia Potts, with contributions from music producer, Justin Stanley, and featuring the voices of Bess Frierson and No Kid Hungry spokesperson, and Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges. Every dollar donated to No Kid Hungry will help connect hungry kids to healthy meals.
Together, we can end childhood hunger in America.
To learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign, contact us at info@strength.org
info@strength.org

Wishing children everywhere freedom from worry,

bernadette

 

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

19 Responses

  1. Such a worthwhile and absolutely necessary cause – just sad that it’s needed in the western world! Here in the UK similar breakfasts clubs are run in certain areas and yes, results have improved as well as attendance.

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  2. I read a great book recently about Mary’s Meals a project that feeds children world wide in schools. It started with one person and is run from a shed in Scotland. The book is called “The Shed that fed a Million Children”

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  3. Hunger=survival mode. School breakfasts and lunches aren’t the best, but they are better than the alternative. No food at all. It is sad that we have this issue holding us back, isn’t it?
    I wasn’t familiar with the video or this particular project. Thanks for the enlightenment.

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  4. Bernadette, thanks for the post. In our small town we started a summer lunch program called Lunch Bag. We raise money mainly through church donations and provide lunches for kids (primarily). The meals aren’t fancy, but they are well received. We distribute them from various sites around town, so kids can walk to locations hopefully without crossing a highway.

    Great program headed and directed by some dynamite local citizens.

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  5. I just read a book about North Korea, where after all these years of hunger, adults are smaller, stunted. It’s tragic that in our country that kids go hungry. Thanks for sharing about this program, Bernadette, & for the connections from commenters, too.

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  6. lisaorchard1

    Thanks for sharing this information on such a worthwhile cause.I’m so sorry to hear that kids are going hungry. There’s so many things we need to do, to change the world for the next generation. Sounds like you’re headed in the right direction.

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  7. Thanks for raising awareness on the critical issue of childhood hunger. The impact on learning and growth is tremendous. We have breakfasts all year as well as a summer-lunches program where there are also arts and crafts and other activities for the kids – all staffed by volunteers. Our rural little town has a high rate of food insecurity that we are combatting every day.

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  8. I can’t imagine the pain of hunger kids go through. It is a shame that there are so many hungry. Our schools run a breakfast and lunch program through the summer. It’s free and you don’t have to be in summer school to get it. All you have to do is walk in.

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