Every parent knows that a hungry child is a disadvantaged child. Without proper nutrition he can’t grow and learn like other kids. She complains of headaches, stomachaches and other ailments. He can’t seem to get along with other kids or focus in school. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year-five million deaths.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We all have a responsibility - a responsibility to care for one another and make sure that those less fortunate get the food they need.
Nationally, 23.2 percent of American children live in households that struggle to put nutritious food on the table every day. Washington’s ranking among the states for childhood hunger continues to rise each year. In 2010, our state ranked 13th out of 50.
The issues these children face can be complex; the solution to their hunger is not: Feed children three nutritious meals each and every day. We cannot allow children in our community to go hungry – it must become a top priority for all of us to come together to solve this challenge.
Feed Washington is a true non-profit relief organization that’s dedicated to feeding hungry children in Washington. No matter how large or small your contribution, you can help us end childhood hunger in our State and give hungry Washington children a chance at a real future.
Please donate today.