1- More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That’s 1 out of 5 kids.
2- There were also over 16.4 million children in America living in poverty in 2010. That’s almost 1 million more than in 2009.
3- 9.8 million kids get free or reduced-price school breakfast on an average school day, more than ever before…but 10.5 million eligible kids go without.
4- Only 1 in 7 kids who get free and reduced-priced school lunches receive summer meals.
5- Almost 45 million Americans used SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) during 2011. Nearly 75 percent of these are in families with children and more than a quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities.
These are our kids. This is our problem. We are all a part of the solution.
What can you do to help?
Take The Pledge today!