Childhood hunger is a growing problem in Kansas
More than 158,000 Kansas children live in families that are food insecure. Children who don’t get enough to eat are:
- More likely to get sick
- Less likely to do well in school
- Less likely to finish high school or go on to college
- Less likely to earn enough to feed his/her own family
Child nutrition programs, including school breakfast, school lunch and the summer meal service, are key to getting healthy meals to kids who need them. But many kids in Kansas are missing out on existing programs. The good news is we can fix this. There are proven policies and innovative programs that get good, nutritious meals to hungry kids, like Community Eligibility and Breakfast in the Classroom.