Did you know that 15.9 million children – one in five – under the age of 18 in America live in homes where they are unable to access enough nutritious food to live an overall healthy life?
Research has found that 20% or more of the child population in roughly 37 states and D.C. live in households without enough food.
Now, it’s obvious that food insecurity is harmful to anyone; however, the effects of hunger on children are devastating.
According to Feeding America, “Kids who don’t get enough to eat — especially during their first three years — begin life at a serious disadvantage. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized and they face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma. And as they grow up, kids struggling to get enough to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations.”
The children who are facing hunger are often a part of a family where their parent(s) also face hunger.
Did you know:
- A family of four may be in need of at least 36 additional meals per month?
- 84% of households buy the cheapest foods possible (instead of healthy and nutrient dense foods) just so they can provide enough to eat?
- 20% of children in homes are at risk to rely on charitable organizations to make ends meet.
The importance of good nutrition in children (particularly in the first three years of life) are so crucial to establish a good foundation for that child to have a good physical and mental health, academic achievement and economic productivity.
That foundation is threatened because they are hungry.
At Dlyted, we believe NO child should go to bed hungry, wake up hungry, or go to school hungry.
We’re happy to let you know that YOU can donate to the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief foundation (Feeding America) to help feed a child in need just by doing your every day shopping.
Feeding America helps address child food insecurity through their targeted programs like:
- Kids Cafe
- BackPack Program
- Child Hunger Corps
Together, Feeding America provides food to roughly 14 million children and their families every single year.
Recently, our Founder Barry Shore had the privilege to attend an event honoring The Children’s Hunger Project. He was able to discuss how Dlyted could truly make a difference for children, if only one used our tool!
By purchasing one $25 eGift card to Starbucks, you could feed 5 children!
It truly is incredibly easy to go MAD (and make a difference!).
Check out what Barry has to say about feeding children below:
How To Feed Children For FREE
Does your organization also help feed children in America? Please feel free to get in touch, as we’d LOVE to partner with you!