As a teacher of young children, I see how hungry my students are everyday…They have a hard time concentrating and tell me they are hungry… Many come to school each morning to get their breakfast and lunch…We have those students who do not qualify for free meals, and our school will provide just a sandwich… We also have a “Backpack Food Program” filled with food items from donations, from a caring church in our community… Those children who are in such need take home their backpacks weekly to share with their families…In addition to all this support, it is not unusual for me, as well as other teachers to help out with food drives for our children…I also provide a nutritional snack daily; in addition to keeping other food items in our classroom …
Food is essential for our children to be able to learn….No child can be motivated and eager when they are deprived of food….
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