All real people. All struggling to get enough to eat.
Hunger exists everywhere in America. It does not matter if you live in an urban, suburban or rural setting – hunger has no boundaries.
Read the stories and learn more about how hunger affects every community and together, we can become aware that hunger in fact does exist in one of the richest countries in the world.
Food For Kids Stories:
“It was a very sad day when I discovered that a student had climbed in a dumpster and dug out hot dogs that had been thrown away by the cafeteria. The student dropped them in front of me, and I don’t know which one of us was more embarrassed. Him, because he had the hot dogs; or me, because I had not opened my eyes to see his needs. Thankfully, I found the Food for Kids Program and now I make sure he gets a very large serving of food at breakfast and lunch but also a backpack to take home with him on Friday. If they are forecasting snow, I tend to give him a really big backpack. The Food for Kids Program affects his life, but it also affects mine. Thank you for this very wonderful program.” – Elementary Teacher
“A family of seven, living in a run-down, single hotel room after their house burned to the ground, was so appreciative for the Second Harvest Food for Kids program. The mother cried when I asked her if the children could participate.” – Teacher’s Aid
“This is such a wonderful program. I feel that I don’t have to worry about the children over the weekend when they take the backpacks home.” – Food for Kids Site Administrator