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Flocker & Friends Fundraiser for A Recipe to End Hunger

Organizer: Lauren Wheatley
Beneficiary: a recipe to end hunger
Donations
20
Raised
$
872.00
Goal
$
1200

Flocker & Friends Fundraiser for A Recipe to End Hunger

In the United States and right here at  home in Kentuckiana, 1 out of every 4 children lives in a household with  food insecurity, which means they have no idea where their next meal  will come from or when their next chance to eat will come. Insufficient  nutrition puts children at risk for illness and a list of other issues  that will affect not only their success in school but their lives. Poor  nutrition and the lack of food will affect their cognitive and  behavioral development. Children from food insecure households are  likely to be behind in their academic development compared to other  children which ultimately makes it difficult for them to reach the same  level of development as their fellow food secure peers.

 When you are hungry you can’t think of  anything else! How can children focus on solving a math problem or being  a positive force in the community when they are trying to ignore the  persistent pangs of hunger? You may be able to survive without a home.  You can live without a fancy car. But you cannot survive without food.  Without proper nutrition a child’s future physical and mental health,  academic achievement and economic productivity are threatened.