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.
Current Schools Supported 23
Schools on Waiting List 11
Bags of Food Per Week 800
Identified Students in Need 37,000
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.
THE FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROCESS
Impact an Entire SchoolFor example, Tollgate Elementary has 30 ‘at risk’ children every week. Thirty children at $10 each amounts to $300 per week or $1,200 per month. By coming together as a group and sharing the cost you begin to re-write the stories of an entire school of at-risk children.
How We Can HelpSECOR currently has requests from more than 25 schools representing over 1,500 children who need our help every week. By partnering with SECOR and Food for Thought, you will help provide healthy meals to our community's most vulnerable children that they can take home over the weekend. Our team will bag up the food and distribute meals to every school who has at-risk students.
Ten dollars. One child. One week.You, your family, your friends or your organization can provide food for one child for only $10.00 per week.
- Feeding 1 child would be $10 a week or $40 per month.
- Feeding 2 children would be $20 a week or $80 per month.
- Feeding 3 children would be $30 a week or $120 per month.
- Feeding 4 children would be $40 a week or $160 per month.