Child hunger in our community is a serious issue. 1 in 5 kids in our community is at risk of missing a meal today. On this page, read some brief quotes from some Minnesota families facing hunger—some right here in the South Washington County area.
People need to realize poverty looks different in Amer
ica. We don
t look a certain way.
You think of people in other countries, and they have
distended bellies. We
re just trying
to feed our kids.
“Going a long time without eating so you are hungry. Sometimes there is no food around to eat and I get hungry.”
- Penny*, sixth grade
I see students trying to take two oranges during lunch so
they have something on the
weekend. When students come to school Thursday and Friday,
you can see a difference
in their demeanor because you know they
re concerned about whether or not they
getting three square meals on the weekend - at least a
t school they know they
I was laid off at the end of 2014. I went from spend
ing $200 at the grocery store every
10 days to needing help. The school pantry has helped ma
ke that up.