Child Nutrition Programs
Child Hunger & Nutrition Programs
Donations. The need to expand our Child Nutrition Programs grows every year. If you would like to help provide nutritious food over the weekend and/or healthy after-school snacks to children in our service area, think about donating to one of our Child Nutrition Programs.
Every child should have the opportunity to grow up with a chance to succeed. Within Southern Arizona there is a high rate of child food insecurity and hunger. The Community Food Bank has developed a multifaceted approach to address this undernourishment of children and childhood food insecurity through their Child Nutrition Programs: After School Snack Program, After School Meals Program, the BackPack Program, and Summer Meals.
Importance of nutrition:
Undernourishment occurs when a person does not consume sufficient essential nutrients and it leads a person to experience hunger. Research indicates that children who experience hunger or undernourishment, no matter how minor or short-term, are likely to experience changes in their behavior, school performance, and cognitive development that can affect them into adulthood.
Children who are undernourished are more likely to:
- Have difficulty learning
- Be sick and absent from school
- Have difficulty focusing and being attentive
- Show less motivation and emotional expression
- Have less social interactions
- Display reduced activity levels and curiosity
The need to expand our Child Nutrition Programs grows every year. If you would like to help provide nutritious food over the weekend and/or healthy after-school snacks and meals to children in our service area, think about donating to one of our Child Nutrition Programs.
Follow the links to learn more about our Child Nutrition Programs:
If you would like to volunteer with the Child Nutrition Programs please click here for more information.
For more information, please contact Anne Krepps, Child Nutrition Programs Manager, at (520) 882-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.