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Snow Days Aren’t Always Fun

On Friday, January 12th─as they do every Friday─ many schools in Arkansas sent food backpacks home with students they knew would be at risk of not getting enough to eat over the weekend. Because school would be out on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday, schools...

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Opinion: DEFENDING SNAP By Claire De Pree

Through my own experience, and by helping people access this important safety net program, I can see the impact that SNAP makes. Not only does this program relieve stress from families by helping them stretch their food dollars, but also….

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SNAP Challenge Day 3

Programs Get Involved Giving DONATE Today is the Arkansas Healthy Child Summit. From 7:30 to 5:00 we will be at the Robinson Center...

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SNAP Challenge Day 1 Recap

Programs Get Involved Giving DONATE Hi, we’re Claire Thompson and Jasmine Zandi. This summer, we are the No Kid Hungry Youth...

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My Opportunity To Make An Impact

I knew this would be a unique experience because I am from a single parent low income household. There were many times that my mom and family had to choose between food and other necessities.

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USDA Child Nutrition Programs: Protecting & Strengthening Our Kids

As a state that is consistently at or near the top of the national poverty rankings, Arkansas’s need for anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs is very high. People living in poverty stands at 19%, households considered food insecure is 19.1%. Twenty seven percent of children live in poverty and one in four (26.3%) are food insecure.

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The Principal’s Office is Calling (Thankfully) by Duke Storen

We all know the feeling in the pit of our stomachs from childhood (and some of us from parenthood) when being called to the principal’s office. “Oh no. I am in trouble.” One in 6 children in the U.S. are in trouble and they do have a bad feeling in the pit of their stomachs, not because they are in trouble, but because they suffer from hunger.

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A Lot to Celebrate During School Breakfast Month

It is well documented that breakfast has an important positive impact on student academic achievement, health and well-being. Although all Arkansas schools provide a school breakfast program, many of our neediest students are not starting the school day with breakfast. So what are we doing to help increase the number of students who are eating school breakfast?

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