"If you knew there was a child in your neighborhood who did not have enough to eat...what would you do?"
- Twenty percent of the families in Lowndes County are below the poverty level and are struggling to meet the basic needs of their families.
- Approximately 60% of the children in the Lowndes County area receive free or reduced meals.
- For many of the children in these families, the meals provided at school are the only meals they receive on a given day which results in a large "gap" of time over the weekends that a child lacks proper nutrition.
- This "nutritional gap" results not only in increased health risks but also diminished learning capacity and behavioral problems.