Posted on Jul 26, 2012
Nearly half of Ohio’s school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and many of these children do not have access to adequate nutrition during the summer months. This lack of access to adequate nutrition has been linked to poorer academic performance, which can easily perpetuate the vicious cycle of poverty.
Fortunately, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) enables organizations active in low-income communities to offer free meals to children who might otherwise go hungry during the summer break.
SFSP is an outstanding program, but it is not without limitations. Two of the biggest challenges in running any summer feeding program are funding program expenses not covered by the federal government and maintaining adequate staff to operate a successful program.
While SFSP funding makes it possible to operate...
Posted on Jul 20, 2012
It seems improbable in a country where 90 million of its citizens are battling obesity that 49 million are also having food security issues, however, that's the reality in the United States today. And more than 16 million of our most-vulnerable residents -- America's children --are paying the price.
Posted on Dec 19, 2011
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 16, 2011.
Posted on Nov 23, 2011
Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends to feast in good company. It is the one day a year reserved for expressing gratitude – for family and friends, health and careers, homes and means. But many Americans will not share in such plentiful abundance.
Posted on Oct 12, 2011
Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Robert Velasco, II, visited CitySquare last month to highlight the work being done to strengthen communities in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metro area. Below is a story that highlights the opportunities that national service can provide.
Posted on May 2, 2011
Posted on Apr 28, 2011
This post was originally published on the Let's Move! blog and later appeared on the USDA blog on April 28, 2011.
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on April 21, 2011.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on April 15, 2011.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on March 31, 2011.
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
This post originally appeared on the USDA blog on March 24, 2011.