Across the nation, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact our economy, our communities and our education systems. While there are many challenges, one of the greatest we see for young children right now is food insecurity.
No child should go hungry in America, but in the wake of the pandemic, one in four children could face hunger this year. Over the past few months, COVID-19 has set back a decade of progress in the battle to end childhood hunger, forcing many families to abruptly face hunger. And with numerous school districts making the difficult decision to go completely virtual, the millions of children who rely on school for their meals are at greater risk.
As part of our mission to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children, the Primrose Schools Children’s Foundation is proud to partner with No Kid Hungry®, donating $250,000 toward programs that will help provide children with the healthy food they need to thrive. This donation from the Primrose Schools Children’s Foundation is possible thanks to the generosity of Primrose Franchise Owners, Support Team members and Primrose families, through various annual fundraising efforts.
Food is the most important school supply -- whether children are learning at home or in school. Research shows that children from homes that lack consistent access to food are more likely to repeat a grade and experience developmental impairments in areas like motor skills, language and behavior. Without proper nutrients, children are unable to focus, learn and develop to their full potential.
Over the next few months, Primrose Schools is committed to raising awareness around this important topic of food insecurity in our nation. All children deserve the proper tools to thrive, and that starts with nutritional food. Learn more and join us as we work to help end childhood hunger.
For all children,
Chief Executive Officer