Sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood
No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. They believe that the most effective way to feed hungry kids is by changing how schools serve breakfast. When we make breakfast part of the school day, like lunch, we can feed a lot more kids. I attended the Powered by Breakfast event at the Santa Monica Pier earlier this month and it was an inspiring event showing the importance of school breakfast programs and they way they help kids reach their full potential.
As a mom, it absolutely devastates me when I am reminded how many kids go hungry without school intervention. According to No Kid Hungry, 1 in 6 kids in America lives with hunger, and more than half of the children who qualify for free school breakfast aren’t receiving it. I see it with my own eyes in our home. If my daughter is hungry then she is emotionally off kilter, and unable to focus on a task. As many of us have heard growing up – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast at school gives hungry kids the fuel they need to reach their potential.
Millions of kids face the school day on an empty stomach because there isn’t enough food at home. But, as
parents and teachers know, hungry kids can’t learn. The teachers in my community are amazing. They are on the front lines, and see the problems. It shouldn’t fall completely on their shoulders, yet they know that before they can effectively teach they need to help their students with basic necessities. Case in point — No Kid Hungry research shows that America’s teachers are spending an average of $300 each year out of their own pockets to buy food for their students.
The event at the Santa Monica Pier was extremely informative and so much fun! No Kid Hungry is proud to work with Kellogg’s, Citi, Amazon, General Mills to make sure every kid is Powered by Breakfast every day.
Remember that childhood hunger is a problem we CAN solve! Anyone can visit http://bit.ly/2SYTgH7 to get involved!