In North Vernon, Indiana, fighting student hunger is a real community effort. This is especially true at Jennings County High School. The large, rural high school in southern Indiana has many students who receive free or reduced price lunches. Knowing the negative impact that hunger can have on learning, school staff felt that more could… Read more »
Content tagged with: #fightstudenthunger
Sometimes, you know you have to get involved because you can make a difference. That’s why Sara Brown, a health room assistant at Bordeaux Elementary School in Shelton, WA, works to fight student hunger. With over 70 percent of her students’ families as low-income or homeless, hunger is a real issue in her school.
This fall, we launched the Challenge to End Student Hunger alongside NEA Member Benefits and Bank of America. The goal was to raise awareness about student hunger in America and its impact on school success, and to support the student hunger-related work of NEA members, schools and local/state affiliates through an awards program.
Hunger hurts. But it causes more than just physical pain – for students it can cause a variety of emotional, behavioral and learning issues that impact them not just today, but in the future. Learn more about student hunger in this fact sheet.
Whether you are interested in doing something in your classroom, school-wide, district-wide or community-based, there are lots of ways you can help address student hunger where you live. Find ideas for student hunger related projects in this brochure.