written by Lucy S., age 11
Hunger is a bigger problem than I thought. I thought only people who were poor or didn’t have homes where hungry. I was wrong. Many other people are suffering hunger. A lot of kids who are hungry aren’t getting enough healthy food. That is a problem. If the smaller/younger kids aren’t getting the nutrition they need, they could develop heart problems, diabetes, and even high blood pressure.
These kids need food, their parents too. People all over the world, over 11 million kids aren’t getting breakfast everyday. 1 out of every 5 kids don’t get breakfast every day. Many of their parents don’t have enough food, or just can’t afford it. They either receive food stamps or go to local food banks. Schools are starting to give away free breakfasts to kids in need. This changes their whole day. Breakfast keeps you concentrated.
My friend told me today that she didn’t eat because she “didn’t want to”. I think that she missing out by not eating. When you don’t eat breakfast, you wont be able to stay focused or alert during school. If you aren’t focused or alert, you wont be able to do your school work. That can effect your grade.
We must stop this. By 2015, the President of the United States of America wants hunger to end. The smallest donation to a food bank could change a 5-year-old girl’s life. We need you to help. Take the pledge today at http://nokidhungry.org/learn-about-campaign
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