We know hungry kids can’t learn.
Association of Arizona Food Banks
More than 1 in 4 children in Arizona struggle with hunger and poverty, so it’s fitting that school meals are a priority for the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB).
In addition to working on projects such as banning junk food in schools (wow!) and strengthening school breakfast and lunch programs, AAFB’s newest effort involves working with schools and districts to encourage the Community Eligibility Provision. This program provides breakfast and lunch to students at no cost in schools where 40% or more of students are eligible for free meals.
These free meals not only reduce paperwork for schools, but they remove the stigma of free vs. paid meals; most importantly, kids get the nourishment they need for a productive day of learning.
We know hungry kids can’t learn, and we applaud AAFB’s efforts to ensure that hungry kids at school is a concern of the past.
Hunger Free Vermont
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Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ben Gurion University launched an education and advocacy campaign called Food Security Information Education and Advocacy Project (FSIP) to demand that the food stipend levels be reinstated after major cuts.Read story
Maine Equal Justice Partners
For the last nine years, Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) has held an advocacy conference for Maine public agencies, nonprofits, faith-based groups and other advocacy and service groups.Read story
Hunger Free Colorado
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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
The only two food banks located in Oklahoma are joining together to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Oklahoma.Read story