Food InsecurityA limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the inability to acquire acceptable foods.
HungerThe uneasy or painful sensation caused by the lack of food. The recurrent and involuntary lack of access to food. Hungry children:
Impact of Hunger and Food InsecurityHungry children’s energy is first used to maintain their critical organs. If extra nourishment is provided, it aids in their physical growth and finally their social activities and cognitive development.
A Simple SolutionThe BackPack program provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods for the weekends. The food is packaged and distributed in bags that children can easily fit into their backpacks and carry home.