Hunger is a real issue in our community. Probably in most communities.
This year, our school district began serving breakfast to ALL students in the classrooms, every morning.
My kids think it’s awesome.
I didn’t think they understood that the reason this happens is that our schools are filled with a large enough percentage of students qualifying for free lunch.
When my oldest was in kindergarten, he commented that the class next door to his was the Rich Class. While I told him he could only buy his lunch once a week, those kids bought their lunches every single day. Kids tend to assume everyone else lives exactly they way they do. It never occurred to him that those kids ate school lunch because they were economically disadvantaged.
It has helped that we’ve shopped for staples specifically intended to donate, and that we participated in a huge local event last fall where we gave out food.
My kids loved passing out food. My 9yo asked if we could do it every week. I shouldn’t have been surprised that they DO get it. When we talked about it this morning, I could see that they have genuine concern about the issue.
The issue of child hunger hurts my heart. Knowing that children in my kids’ classes get the majority of their food from the school cafeteria means this is a real issue right where I live. We try to donate whenever the opportunity arises, but we don’t seek out opportunities as often as we should. So when this chance came up to share a simple way to help, I was happy to do it.
By simply voting for your favorite local food bank, you are participating in Fighting Hunger Together and helping provide hunger relief. The top 100 will be announced in May and will share 3 million dollars in grants.
My kids have promised to reminde me to vote every day, and we’re planning to find a way to help out with our local food bank this summer.
Have you ever volunteered to work with any hunger relief organizations?