Why Bread Run?
Hunger is right next-door.
Children and adults face hunger in every community across the United States. Our neighbors, classmates or co-workers may be struggling silently to get enough nutritious food to eat.
In 2012 a group of high school students decided to help their neighbors in need.
BREAD RUN was born.
Hunger in America
It is well-known that hunger has devastating effects on the development and lives of children, physically, intellectually, economically and socially. Starting in infancy, malnutrition can cause brain impairment, failure to thrive and grow and reach major developmental milestones.
In the United States currently, 1 in 8 individuals (13.4%), and 1 in 6 children (17.9%) live in households without consistent access to adequate food. In 2016, over 41 million people struggled with hunger in the United States, this includes 13 million children. (Source: Feeding America)
Children experiencing severe hunger are at increased risk for negative outcomes like chronic health conditions, increased stress, psychiatric distress, behavioral problems, poor school performance, depression, anxiety, withdrawal and poor self-esteem.
Despite improvements in recent years, food insecurity and poverty remain higher than before the 2007 recession. There is a critical need for charitable and federal nutrition assistance.
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