Close to 22 million children nationwide rely on the public school system in order to eat.
On an average day, 20 million free school lunches are distributed to children – sometimes their only reliable daily meal.
Right now, roughly 38.8 million public school students are out of school.
This means — on top of the anxiety, isolation, and economic instability of this crisis – millions and millions of children and their families don’t have adequate food.
Although the USDA and state and local authorities are working to implement emergency food-distribution systems, initial capacity is limited, and nationwide help is desperately needed– especially in rural areas, and especially as closures become prolonged.
Today, through Together Rising, you are investing $250,000 to step into this gap and make sure these kids and their families do not go hungry.