Hungry Children in the Wealthiest Nation on Earth
A friend showed me this story on CNN.com by Heather Hollingsworth of the Associated Press: Kids taking food home from school
For poor students who eat most of their meals at school through government-subsidized breakfast and lunch programs, weekends and holidays can mean going hungry.
So the St. Joseph School District, with the help of the local arm of America's Second Harvest, has started sending home backpacks filled with canned fruit, cereal bars and other single-serving foods. Similar programs serving thousands of children have started in more than a dozen other cities in the last few years.
America's Second Harvest
and the St. Joseph's food bank
in particular say that every dollar donated to them helps provide $10 worth of food to the hungry.