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Together we can help children in need.

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More than 11 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” homes. The challenges of poverty are especially difficult for children. Without consistent access to food, children face adverse physical health, poor emotional well-being, and academic setbacks.

At Midwest Food Bank, we believe that the words “hungry” and “child” should never go together. Children struggling with food insecurity face adverse physical health, poor emotional well-being, and academic setbacks. While the logistics of education may change in the 2020 – 2021 school year, we believe access to food should remain constant.

Make an Impact in the US. 

Hope Packs logoIn the USA, Midwest Food Bank's Hope Packs program provides food to children struggling with food insecurity.  Every Friday, at-risk youth receive food to help them through the weekend.

Make an impact Internationally.

At our international locations in East Africa and Haiti, MFB provides Tender Mercies, a highly nutritious meal, to partner schools and orphanages. This hearty, lunchtime meal is often the only one the child will eat that day. Tender Mercies ensures students will have the nutrition needed for mental and physical growth and development.

A gift of $50, will help alleviate hunger for one child throughout the entire school year.

 

Would you like to help students struggling with food insecurity? Please choose an option below.

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Support the Back to School campaign with your entire family.  Midwest Food Bank has an Activity Book for your children to learn about food.

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