Can you pick out the children in this class picture who don’t get enough to eat? If they’re representative of American kids as a whole, then you’ll have to choose five (about 22%). Here are some other disturbing statistics about child hunger taken from a survey of teachers done by Share Our Strength:

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67% report that more of their students are in free or reduced lunch programs today than in years past.

63% buy food for their students out of their own money.

62% report that each week, they see children come to school hungry because there is not enough food at home.

57% believe that in-class breakfast programs should be established.

89% believe that addressing child hunger should be a national priority.

What’s on your mind tonight?

Jim Moss

Jim Moss