Posts Categorized: Programs

Focusing on Food and Family: Justin’s Story

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When Justin came to the United States from Ghana nine years ago, he dreamed of working hard and building a family. That dream came true as he gained employment in the food industry, got married, and had three children. But with a growing family came a growing budget, and that budget soon stretched to its limits.

How One School Principal Turned His School into a Year-Round Hunger Solution

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Principal Clint Mitchell recognizes the distant look in children’s eyes when they can’t concentrate, and he knows that an empty stomach is often the cause. When he came on board at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School, he got to work making sure his school provided hunger solutions – both during the academic year and the summer months when school is out.