CHILDHOOD HUNGER AWARENESS WEEK
June 9-15, 2013 is Childhood Hunger Awareness Week in Broome County.
Hunger prevents children from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future and seriously impacts children throughout the Southern Tier. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is proud to partner with Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston to increase awareness for childhood hunger in Broome County.
Consider these facts:
· Approximately 23% of Broome County children under the age of 18 (~9,400) live in poverty.
· More than 8,000 (21%) children in Broome live in households that struggle to put food on the table
· Of the more than 13,000 Broome children enrolled in free/reduced price meals (47% of the all students),
only 14% (1,893) received meals during summer 2012
· Nearly ˝ of all people who use SNAP (Food Stamps) are children
Broome County Executive Debra Preston is raising awareness
in the community about this critical problem by declaring the week
of June 9-15, 2013 Childhood Hunger Awareness Week in Broome County.
Partnerships between non-profits, health care, education, business and
government all play an important role in solving this issue.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their commitment to the fight
against childhood hunger and support for Broome County’s Childhood Hunger Awareness Week.
Community Partner Organizations
Click on the links below to visit partner websites
Form a team for Wendy’s Walk for Kids in August 2013
Form a team for the CHOW Hunger Walk in October 2013
For more volunteer ideas visit the Food Bank website
Advocate for policies that help Americans struggling with hungerShare Your Story
Share Your Story to be a part of the Food Bank’s Feed Hope Hunger Awareness Campaign