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In the News: Helping Hungry Students

In the News:  Helping Hungry Students
April 4, 2017 Poverty Facts

“Food not only satisfies their stomachs but it nourishes them. Our students aren’t nourished. When I have a group of girls sitting together munching on apple slices and peanut butter working on their geometry, they are being nourished. And that whole scene started because a girl told me she had a headache. When I offered her a glass of water, she declined and said she just hadn’t eaten all day. The two other girls got up and made her that snack. Feeling hungry feels scary. If satisfying their stomach makes them feel less afraid, less anxious, more cared for ... everything else becomes easier.”

MOM is proud to help our local schools directly by providing snack foods for school social workers to give to students.

Read more in the Huffington Post article, "Viral Post Shows The ‘Invisible’ Ways Teachers Help Hungry Students".


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