Archives for October 2013

Providing free meals for all students in some districts may be right course

By BOB RAY SANDERS — Fort Worth Star-Telegram  October 13, 2013
It’s one thing to talk about all the starving children in Third World or developing countries; it’s another to address the issue of kids in America who don’t have enough to eat.The very thought of one child, let alone millions, going to bed hungry is disturbing. Then expand on that theme with a young boy or girl waking up hungry each morning and heading off to school having eaten little or no food.We’ve known for decades that a hungry child probably will not do well in the classroom and that when children receive daily meals they not only are more likely to come to school but also perform better academically, in class and on standardized tests.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/10/11/205105/bob-ray-sanders-providing-free.html##storylink=cpy

NC has money to resume funding WIC program

By Joseph Neff 10/11/13

Poverty -- NPRNorth Carolina has enough federal money to provide food to the state’s low-income mothers and their babies, the state budget director said Thursday. Art Pope said there is enough money on hand to fully fund the WIC program, officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/10/3270414/food-program-for-poor-mothers.html#storylink=cpy

Food Lion donates $500,000 to N.C. food banks

  Meghann Evans/Winston-Salem Journal Winston-Salem Journal-10/09/13

Food lion GiftFood Lion announced Wednesday that it is providing $500,000 in gift cards to North Carolina food banks, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC will receive 22,000 of the $5 cards.

Food Lion’s donation is in response to the state’s temporary suspension of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program benefits because of the federal government shutdown.

“Food Lion is pleased to take a leading role across the state in providing critical funding to North Carolina food banks that will begin to receive increased requests in the coming weeks,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion.

NCHSAA FOOTBALL FEEDING FRENZY

NCHSAA logoThe North Carolina High School Athletic has joined forces with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks to help reduce hunger in North Carolina.  From September 27 through November 8, 2013 the NCHSAA is encouraging its member schools to get involved in a campaign to raise donations for local food banks. 

To learn how your schoolm can compete and also be of service helping your hungry neighbors go to:

http://www.nchsaa.org/pages/962/football-feeding-frenzy-north-carolina-food-bank/