In the United States, more than 15 million children face hunger today. And while food insecurity effects people of all ages, proper nutrition is vital to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of foods can have serious effects on a child’s physical and mental health, as well as their academic achievement.*
In an effort to address the impact of hunger in our communities, we partnered with 21 local food banks and nonprofit organizations across our five states in 2015. These partners reported more than 6 million pounds of food being distributed, benefiting more than 2 million adults and children.