BLESSINGS INC via Crowdrise
October 24, 2012
No child should go hungry. One in four children in our Central Florida community struggles with hunger, higher than the national average.
While subsidized school breakfast and lunch programs are in place during school hours, what happens at mealtime for these very same children evenings, weekends and over summer months?
KIDSPACK STRIVES TO BRIDGE THE GAP.
Working with local community volunteers, we are able to pack food for children to take into their homes and serve as substinence when they are not at school.
The benefits are long-lasting. Hunger has a direct link to a child’s ability to learn as well as health. Studies show that nourished children experience: less anxiety, reduced absenteeism, Improved attention span, higher academic performance, and Increased self esteem.
Whether a child is living out of a car, with a relative, or in a hotel – kidsPACK serves to help make sure that no child goes hungry.
We invite you to join us and help us win $25,000 this Thanksgiving during the Martha Stewart's Thanks for Giving campaign to make it possible for homeless and hungry children to receive hope and nourishment this holiday season.
For more information, visit us on the Web at: http://www.kidspack.org