Did you know that according to Census data from 2012, 16.1 million (21.8 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty in America.
Want to know where your state falls in the hunger gap? Check out this interactive map to see real statistics on child hunger by state.
Child hunger can lead to many problems including slower cognitive development, depression, and more.
According to the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “after adjusting for confounding variables, 6 to 11-year-old food-insufficient children had significantly lower arithmetic scores and were more likely to have repeated a grade, have seen a psychologist, and have had difficulty getting along with other children. Food-insufficient teenagers were more likely to have seen a psychologist, have been suspended from school, and have had difficulty getting along with other children.”
Wills & Wellness is a law firm that does much more than help families and businesses with legal planning. We also strive to give back to the community and specifically, to children in our community.
That’s why we are hosting our First Annual “Fill a Baby’s Belly” Food Drive! We are collecting baby food, baby snacks, formula – all things baby nutritional! We are also collecting non-perishables of any type as we want to make this inaugural year great with the largest donation possible!
Let’s make a difference together!
Items may be dropped off at any time here at our offices or donated online here. Feel free to call ahead at 720-266-8190 to bring your items for our pile. See how it’s grown!