What we are doing to stop child hunger in Woodland...
Through a partnership with United Way and EFSP Funds, Woodland Action is supplying food for five school pantries at
Woodland Public Schools.
Child Hunger in America
Hunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating in childhood because hunger deprives kids of more than just food.
On empty stomachs, kids don’t have the energy to focus, engage, learn and grow. Yet, this is the reality for 1 in 5 children in the U.S. who worry about when they’ll have their next meal.
What are the effects of child hunger?
100 MEALS NEEDED
A food-insecure family of four is estimated to need the equivalent of nearly 100 additional meals a month because they lack enough money to buy food.
84% PURCHASE CHEAP FOOD
84% of households with at least one child served by the Feeding America network report purchasing the cheapest food available, even if it wasn’t the healthiest option to provide enough food for the household.
20% INELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
20% of food-insecure children live in households that earn too much to qualify for most federal nutrition assistance—these families rely on charitable organizations like Woodland Action to make ends meet.