All Saints Parish Joins the Feed Kids MA Coalition
Today in Massachusetts, 1 in 5 households with children are food insecure, with Black and Latinx families disproportionately impacted. COVID-19 has shed a light on the state of hunger in our state and in our nation.
We know this was always a crisis. Too many people in our state were struggling to meet their most basic of human needs – food – even before this pandemic. And kids have always been one of the groups most impacted. As we recover from this pandemic, we must recognize the important of school meals.
When kids are hungry at school, they cannot learn. Hungry kids cannot concentrate, have lower academic achievement, suffer cognitive and developmental impairments, exhibit more behavioral problems, have more absences, visit the nurse more often, and are at higher risk of obesity. Food insecurity is a crisis with health, educational, and economic consequences, leaving children particularly vulnerable to the long-term impact. Learn more about Project Bread’s initiative at feedkidsma.org.