Bring Dinner Home
Being a kid is a struggle, but having something to eat should NEVER be a concern for our children.
The Month of November FoxFern Studios and Jennifern are working in honor of "Bring Dinner Home", an organization dedicated to Camden Street Elementary School and providing meals for any student that needs it.
Food Insecurity for children in the U.S. is much higher than many realize; 20% of children under 18 y/o in 38 states and D.C. The effects of missing just one meal can be surprising. Studies indicate children attending school hungry, have a shorter attention span, have trouble retaining information, struggle to follow concepts or ideas and even spend time thinking about their the discomfort from hunger, instead of what they should be learning.
The month of November and December, 10% of profits will be donated to the "Bring Dinner Home" organization to support its efforts to provide food, books, coats and resources to kids that may not otherwise have access.
Please visit the "Bring Dinner Home" website to see how you can help.
From the website: http://www.bringdinnerhome.org/#story-sect
The Story of Bring Dinner Home
Literacy rates at Camden Street School have improved since the program’s inception.
There is an undeniable and profound connection between hunger and a child’s ability to succeed in school, and in life. That’s why, in partnership with Principal Sam Garrison, Monica C, Smith chose to adopt Camden Street Elementary School for the “Bring Dinner Home” program. The goal is to offer children and their families meaningful proof that others care about their well-being and futures. As the school motto promises, Camden Street is where students get the skills they need to achieve their dreams.
The obstacles faced by the students of Camden Street School are immense:
- 90% of Camden Street students are economically disadvantaged
- 80% of Newark households are single parent families
- 42% of students have disabilities
- 30% of children in Newark live below the poverty line
National statistics and more information regarding food insecurity for children can be found at the Feeding America website:
My special thanks to Mr. Vince Sia, who brought this honorable cause to my attention. Hugs, Fern