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Backpack Program

Young Women with Backpacks

Hunger directly affects children's ability to learn.

59% of children from low-income families say they have come to school hungry.

46% of children from low-income families say hunger hurts their performance in school.

12% say that sometimes at night they’re too distracted by hunger to do their homework.

Teachers see the effects of their students' hunger.

80% of teachers see loss of ability to concentrate.

76% see poor academic performance.

62% see behavioral and discipline problems.

47% see sicker and less healthy students.

*Statistics provided by

CashApp: $hoodnic
Check: Mail to P.O. Box 1121, Dumas, AR 71639

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