Two Initiatives, One Mission
Research has shown that food secure children achieve higher levels of literacy, and children with higher levels of literacy lead more food secure lives. By approaching poverty in the communities in which we work with a focus on both literacy and food security, we are able to give students the opportunity to be successful in school and graduate to more food-secure lives for themselves and families.
Millions of children do not get the meals they need to thrive. The USDA defines “food insecurity” as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members.
Our goal is to provide balanced nutritious meals to ensure children in underserved areas are equipped to be successful in school and in their daily activities.
Our goal is to focus on building Reading Corners in disadvantaged areas for youth to utilize to help enhance and improve their literacy skills.
The U.S. Department of Education found that, generally, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores.
Our Reading Corners promote team building and collaboration with peers so students can enjoy playing while learning. Studies show that when students can incorporate play with a learning component, their retention will increase and reflect a successful learning pattern