What is childhood hunger and what does it look like? Childhood hunger is a big problem in all of our communities. More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That's one in five kids who are at risk of being hungry. A hungry child might look like you or me, but he might not focus as well in school, he might get sick more often, and have trouble paying attention in class.
Today’s post is written by Rachel Ley, 15, from Stevens Point, WI. Rachel is a founding Youth Advisory Council member for generationOn, the youth service enterprise of Points of Light. She is also the founder of a program called Literacy for Little Ones, which provides newborn babies with book packages, encouraging their parents to read to them on a daily basis.
Today’s guest post comes from Carly Bandt. Carly is a member of HandsOn Twin Cities Youth Advisory Board in Minneapolis. Carly and her 10 peers on the Youth Advisory Board aim to inspire meaningful volunteerism, develop youth leadership, and create innovative projects in the Twin Cities community.
Today’s guest post comes from Sally Hallingstad. Sally is Director of Events & Marketing at Metro Volunteers, a HandsOn Volunteer Action Center in Denver. Through generationOn’s What Will You Bring to the Table? initiative, Sally and her team are engaging youth in taking action against child hunger.