Douglas County Students need your help!

3 out of 4 public elementary school teachers say they see students regularly come to school hungry, and experience anxiety when it’s time to go home on the weekend or over vacations because they are not sure if they will get to eat.

South Ridge Elementary

Mesa Middle School

Douglas County High School

The Impact on Our Children

  • Hungry children exhibited 7 to 12 times as many symptoms of aggressive behavior than their peers.
  • Hungry children were significantly more likely to receive special education services, to have repeated a grade in school, or to have received mental health counseling.
  • Hungry children suffer growth impairment that greatly hinders their full physical potential.
  • Hungry children are sick more often and are more likely to have to be hospitalized.
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