Feeding Families, Feeding Hope Since 1982
October 16th: Hunger Awareness Day
November 22nd: Walk a Mile for Hunger
Be an Advocate against the Hunger Problem
Childhood hunger has very serious consequences. Research shows that children living in food-insecure and hungry homes are sick more often, have higher rates of iron-deficiency anemia and are hospitalized more frequently. They miss more days of school, are less able to learn even when they can attend school and are more likely to suffer from behavioral disorders. Malnourished infants suffer brain damage that cannot be reversed even by better nutrition later in life.
For seniors, hunger can lead to lowered immunity, mobility problems and mental confusion – all of which detract from an elder’s ability to live with the independence and dignity we all want for ourselves.