One in six kids in the United States, and one in four kids in the Bay Area, is affected by hunger. To compound the problem, families struggling with poverty often rely on fast food that lacks nutritional value, further contributing to our obesity epidemic. Both hunger and obesity take a profound toll on kids’ health, happiness and ability to be successful in the classroom. When kids get the nutritious food they need, they feel better, learn more and grow up stronger.
We work to ensure that every child has the nutritious food they need to thrive every day. Our multi-pronged approach will include programs that directly feed kids and families struggling with food insecurity, educate families on the importance and ease of consuming nutritious foods and advocate at the local, state and federal level on critical policy issues affecting kids struggling with childhood hunger, namely making school breakfast a mandatory part of the school day in a public K-12 education.