68 Hours of Hunger—What Too Many School Children Face Each Weekend
Updated: Apr 23
Ending childhood hunger in America one school at a time
What kind of person would you be if week after week you were without adequate food for 68 hours? Executive director and founder of the non-profit End 68 Hours of Hunger, Claire Bloom tells us how you can join the fight to end the hunger too many school children face for the 68 hours between the free lunch on Friday and breakfast on Monday at school. Students are provided with 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 2 lunches each weekend. Listen to how her 1700 volunteers in 42 local chapters all over the United States help 3000 students every week.
With nearly 16 million food-insecure children in America today, the unmet need is still huge. Imagine how well you would perform on Monday if youve not had anything to eat since Friday lunch! With this program in place, teachers report students come to school ready to learn and the disruptive behaviors of Friday due to food insecurity vanish. This program makes a difference in the potential success of each child fed.
You can be a part of this exciting program by joining a chapter in its mission or starting one of your own. Claires national office provides complete training so you and your friends can reach out to help students near you. Others have done this 41 times! The smallest chapter feed 3 students each week; the largest feeds 300.
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