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!