– MAY 21st
9am to 2pm
FUN4GATORKIDS TOUCH-A-TRUCK AT CITIZEN’S FIELD
How do you spot childhood hunger?
The signs aren’t always obvious – maybe an offhand “Are you going to eat that?” at lunch, or a request for an extra snack in the classroom. Yet hunger is real and happens every day in our community.
Thousands of area students depend upon free lunch programs for the majority of their meals. On weekends and holidays when school isn’t in session, these kids often go hungry – and they return to class too undernourished to focus on learning.
Food4Kids sends these students home with food to help them bridge that gap, be it a standard weekend or the long summer break. Because when hunger ends, learning begins.
“On average, students who start the day with a healthy breakfast score 18% higher in standardized math scores.”