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What Will the Future Be for Our Children?

by | Aug 13, 2018 | News | 0 comments

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, ….”  Matthew 25:35   

What Will the Future Be for Our Children?

Summer break will soon be over and children will be returning to school.  An adequate amount of nutritious food is needed for children to learn and grow.

There are 1 in 6 children in our country who are facing hunger – that’s nearly 13 million children!  They live in every county in our country.  What will the future be like for these children?  

Children who are food insecure are more likely to require hospitalization and are at higher risk for chronic health conditions.  Studies have found that food insecurity has been associated with health problems for children that may hinder their ability to function normally and participate fully in school and other activities.  (Source: Feeding America)

Food insecurity among young children is associated with poorer physical quality of life, which may prevent them from fully engaging in daily activities such as school and social interactions with peers.  Children who experience food insecurity may be at higher risk for behavioral issues and social difficulties, and a greater risk of truancy and school tardiness.  When they are in school, children who are food insecure may experience increases in an array of behavior problems including: fighting, hyperactivities, aggression, anxiety, mood swings and bullying.  (Source: Feeding America)  

Protein is a vital component of a healthy balanced diet, especially for children.  Protein is needed to help the body repair cells and make new ones – it is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
 
We have a responsibility to give children an opportunity to succeed.  FHFH wants to end childhood hunger!  FHFH can provide the needed protein to children who are not getting enough to eat, but we need your help to do that!

Won’t you please help these hungry children in our country?  You can be a part of a group of individuals, businesses, churches, clubs and foundations who want to give them a better life now and in the future!  


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Your financial support enables us to pay the meat processing costs for donated deer and livestock. Won’t you please consider making a tax-deductible financial gift today?  You can be assured your gift is well spent and you’ll know you have helped someone who is in need.  

$10 = meat for 20 meals
$25 = meat for 50 meals
$50 = meat for 100 meals

  
CLICK HERE to make a secure online donation.

You can also mail a donation to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry at P.O. Box 323, Williamsport, MD 21795.  If you’d like to designate your donation for a particular FHFHChapter, please write the chapter name, code or county in the memo line of the check.
You can donate deer or livestock.  CLICK HERE to find a participating FHFH meat processor in your area.

If you would like to participate as a volunteer with FHFH, please CLICK HERE for information.

On behalf of FHFH and all those in our country suffering from hunger, we THANK YOU for your support!  


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Sincerely,

  

Josh Wilson
Executive Director
Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry