CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 15 Classics - Page 63

We’re looking at the full system of what families face, and looking to end that. Emergency feeding is on and off assis- tance. We are trying to mold the system to work and support kids who face hunger. We are so aligned with the culinary com- munity. Works with chefs, restauranteurs, raising awareness, and looking at every piece of the puzzle. How do these programs affect actual children? 17% of kids who receive breakfast as part of the school day have fewer visits to the school nurse and higher scores on testing. They have the energy to be engaged. At- tendance is better, and it reduces disci- pline problems. What’s the most rewarding part of your work? [ Our most positive feedback comes from teachers who routinely, with their own dol- lars, buy snacks for kids coming hungry to class. Hearing them boast about the ef- fects of the program is incredibly reward- ing. They feel excited about their future— the kids’ futures. How can regular people like myself help? We are: • Always looking for volunteers to work events or on committees • Fundraisers that people can organize on their own, like bake sales to raise funds • Friendsgiving was launched last year, which is a holiday gathering for fundrais ing No Kid Hungry has served more than 500 million meals nationwide. ] © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.