Location

Glen Acres Elementary

Description

The rates of food insecurity amongst Hoosier children is slightly above the national average. For many of these children, school lunches are their primary source of nutrition. During school breaks, these children are at risk of going hungry. While Purdue Nutrition Society wishes that we could help all Hoosier children stay fed with nutritious meals, for now we are focusing on helping 20 local elementary students most at risk of going hungry over spring break. Working with Glen Acres Elementary in Lafayette, Indiana, a school where in 2014, over 71% of the students qualified for free or reduced lunches, we have identified the children most at need. These children will be provided food care packages containing a minimum of three meals for each of the five days school is out. In addition to supplying a combination of non-perishable and fresh food, the care packages will include kid-friendly recipes and other nutrition-related handouts. Through this initiative Purdue Nutrition Society will be able to help feed young children that know all too well, hunger doesn’t take a spring break.

 

Hunger Doesn't Take a Spring Break

Glen Acres Elementary

The rates of food insecurity amongst Hoosier children is slightly above the national average. For many of these children, school lunches are their primary source of nutrition. During school breaks, these children are at risk of going hungry. While Purdue Nutrition Society wishes that we could help all Hoosier children stay fed with nutritious meals, for now we are focusing on helping 20 local elementary students most at risk of going hungry over spring break. Working with Glen Acres Elementary in Lafayette, Indiana, a school where in 2014, over 71% of the students qualified for free or reduced lunches, we have identified the children most at need. These children will be provided food care packages containing a minimum of three meals for each of the five days school is out. In addition to supplying a combination of non-perishable and fresh food, the care packages will include kid-friendly recipes and other nutrition-related handouts. Through this initiative Purdue Nutrition Society will be able to help feed young children that know all too well, hunger doesn’t take a spring break.