Mapping Hunger

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Attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well...

There are many children in Grand Rapids going to school hungry. Teachers in schools at or below the poverty level witness students failing to thrive due to poor nutrition.

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  • $1 = 1 Sack Supper. Sack Suppers support proper development of a child's brain and body by giving them the nutrition they need to learn and live well. Each Sack Supper includes one serving of fresh fruits and vegetables, a meat or cheese sandwich, 100% fruit juice box, and 2 healthy snacks. 
  • One in four Michigan children is food insecure. Thanks to Kids’ Food Basket over 6,000 children will receive their third meal of the day.
  • 90% = the average poverty rate at Sack Supper schools. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development and leaves kids unable to concentrate in school. Additionally, without healthy food, children can demonstrate behavioral issues like irritability, aggression, and anxiety. 
  • 27.3% of Grand Rapids kids are food insecure. Kids’ Food Basket's goal  is to meet the nutritional needs of these children in order for them to receive the proper brain development they need to thrive in school and life .