Childhood hunger statistics cover children birth to eighteen years of age. But teenagers and their feelings about it are getting lost in the mix. Many are hungry but are private, withdrawn, confused and even embarrassed.
August is many things -- last chance for vacations, enjoying the hot days of summer, and for us at Second Harvest -- planning for a busy September for Hunger Action Month, Generous Helpings and gearing up for our BackPack Program.
There are 115 partner charities who rely on Second Harvest for food, including delivery. How in the world do we make it all happen? Sometimes the gem is not how something works but rather WHO makes it work. That would be our drivers, our Ambassadors on the Road.
The 2016 Farmer’s Market season has been underway for a month and a half and the preliminary feedback is thumbs up. The peak is from the last week in July through mid-September, when we are booked solid with these popular markets.
Back-to-School now means more than just getting new pencils and spiral notebooks for so many children in our region. It means stopping hunger in its tracks so our children can survive, function and ultimately prosper in school.