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Hunger Facts


One in every three children in Davidson County DOES NOT know where their next meal is coming from.

One in three children in Davidson County is considered at risk for food insecurity, according to Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem. Let that number sink in for a moment. That means in a class of 24 students, eight may not have access to nutritious food on a regular basis. On a youth soccer team of 15 players, five may be going hungry. In an afterschool program of 30 youngsters, 10 may not be eating well.*

Numbers can easily be dismissed sometimes, but look closely the next time you visit a store, classroom, sporting event or other activity with a group of children and consider that one in three children you see may not be eating well. Perhaps that number caused a shock the first time you heard it, but as time passed it lost some of its power. Sadly, when a problem persists, some of the drive to address it can diminish over time, and a solution seems out of reach.*

Food serves as one of the basic necessities of life. Most of us take it for granted. But that's not the case for a third of the children in Davidson County. They don't have enough to eat or regularly partake of meals that aren't nutritious.*

   

Free and reduced lunch statistics:

   

You can make a difference! $200 will feed a hungry child every weekend for the entire school year. Call us at 336-472-7217 for more information on our NOW (Nutrition On Weekends) program.

*Reprinted from "Many children depend on food assistance", The Dispatch, August 16, 2013

**WXII Wanda Starke Childhood Hunger: The silend Crisis 6/28/15

***NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks



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