Combating Hunger During a Pandemic

“We can all agree that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, all children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow and to pursue their dreams, because, in the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children.”
— Michelle Obama

It has been well documented that during the current pandemic, food insecurity in America has increased, especially in households with young children.

Food insecurity occurs when a household has difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of resources.

On the flip side, a recent article by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation cited research that suggests that obesity leads to a greater risk of becoming severely ill from diseases such as COVID-19.

Children’s Council is piloting new projects to address food insecurity, and has been working to scale our innovative Healthy Apple program that establishes early healthy habits for children who might otherwise be at risk of obesity:

We need your help to keep these critical initiatives going – and to expand them in collaboration with partners across the Bay Area – providing children with access to fresh, healthy foods and healthy habits from an early age.

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