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Imagine being a child in school trying to learn while hungry. That’s the situation 8-year-old Jessica faced when her mother was having difficulties providing for her children. Today, Jessica and her two-year-old brother live with their grandmother in rural Ohio and attends a new school where she gets to eat breakfast every day – free of charge – right in her classroom.
Jessica’s grandmother began to tear up when she met her teacher, Miss Henry. She said, “Jessica’s a different child today than when she came to live with me and seems so much healthier and happier. We don’t always have a lot of food at home, but now that she’s able to eat breakfast in addition to lunch at school, I can afford to provide dinner at home.”
Miss Henry hears stories like Jessica’s often because the school has an 80% poverty rate. That’s why she’s grateful to Children’s Hunger Alliance for partnering with them to implement Breakfast in the Classroom.
As we enter the holiday season, will you consider making a donation to support Jessica and many more children that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a situation where they simply don’t have access to the food they need?