In a state known for agriculture, hunger seems impossible. Food insecurity is real and leads to serious long-lasting harm—especially for children who don’t have enough to eat. Variety — the Children’s Charity, is working to make a difference for children by donating $30,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa. Food insecurity— interrupts lives, livelihoods and learning. And the effects are especially harsh for children. When children don’t have enough to eat or don’t have access to enough nutrients, it can have a serious impact on their health, education and future potential.
Studies have shown when children are hungry, they can’t perform as well academically. According to a report from Feeding America, this can result in lower test scores, lower reading levels and increased behavioral issues—among other concerns.
Michelle Book the CEO of the food bank if Iowa said
“Regular access to nutritious food is critical, that’s why we’re so proud to have partners like Variety — the Children’s Charity who help us reach more children.” the grant from Variety Children’s Charity’s will help fight food insecurity by providing regular access to nutritious food to students and families.
Sheri McMichael, executive director of Variety – the Children’s Charity said “By granting funds to the Food Bank Of Iowa we can help ensure more children have enough to eat and are better equipped to reach their full potential.”
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