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Quick Facts

Children are among the most vulnerable to hunger

1 in 5 households with kids in Massachusetts is food-insecure.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey

Filed under: Informing Public Policy, Get the Facts, Teacher Champions, Children and Schools

For low-income students, healthy school food matters

More than 400,000 students in Massachusetts rely on school meals for half of their daily nutrients.

Source: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Meal Claims

Filed under: Get the Facts, Teacher Champions, Children and Schools, Quick Facts

Teachers are taking on hunger

Concerned about the negative impact hunger can have on their students’ educational outcomes, Teacher Champions are running weekend backpack programs, school-based pantries, gardens, even purchasing extra food to keep in their classroom.

Filed under: Teacher Champions