J Fights Hunger
Help the J fight hunger this winter.
Hunger Busters is a Dallas-based charity focused on feeding kids and fueling futures by providing a much-needed third meal of the day to food-insecure children in the Dallas Independent School District through its signature "Feed the Need" after-school program.
A few stats regarding hunger:
- 1 in 4 children do not eat regular meals each day because of the lack of food in their home.
- Hungry Children are twice as likely to be absent from school than their peers who are not suffering from hunger. Studies have shown that children from households with insufficient food have poorer test scores.
- Hungry children suffer from 2 to 4 times as many individual health problems than their peers who are not suffering from hunger.
- Texas ranks in the top four states with the highest rate of food insecure children.
Please select snacks that are single-serving packaged, and fruit cups that are plastic (no metal containers please).
All items may be placed in bins at the J Front Lobby, Fitness entrance, and Early Childhood Center.
Mazon - This is Hunger
This Is Hunger is a powerful and interactive exhibit, housed in a big-rig, that takes individuals on a journey — one that that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why, and inspire them to take action.