Hands & Feet

Hungry Kids

Description

The Hungry Kids Project provides weekend food within three school districts: Prescott Unified School District (PUSD), Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) and Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD).

School personnel identify the children who have little or no weekend food available to them. Volunteers pack and deliver food packs to the schools where staff distribute them to the identified children. Contributions are used essentially to purchase the food for the packs. Since pediatricians agree that hunger and malnutrition have a negative effect upon learning and brain development, the goal is to ensure each child can return to school on Mondays ready to learn.