Could you function in a state of constant hunger?
School-age children who experience severe hunger are at increased risk for the following negative outcomes:
Chronic health conditions.
Stressful life conditions.
Internalizing behavior, including depression, anxiety, withdrawal and poor self-esteem.
(American Psychological Association. http://apa.org)
Hunger By the Numbers...
Colorado is ranked 43 out of 50 in overall children's health.
Adams County is ranked 22 out of 25 counties in child well-being.
1 out of every 5 children in Colorado lives in poverty. (This means a family of four depends on less than $24,000 per year to live.)
Over 14,000 students in the Adams 12 School District are dependent upon school for adequate nutrition throughout the week, and 1,200 of these children are classified as homeless.
Our Biggest Needs:
- Volunteers willing to take on leadership roles within the organization. Specifically, we are looking for people to help with donor relations, inventory, website management, event planning, and development.
- Individuals willing to help with weekly food acquisition and deliveries.
- Healthy Food Donations
- Financial Sponsorship (It costs $5 a week or $180 per school year to feed one student.)