Emma went to school hungry today… again.
Because she’s hungry… Emma has developmental issues that affect her ability to learn, causing her to fall behind in school.
Because she’s hungry… Emma has low immunity to common childhood illnesses such as colds or sore throats and is often absent from school.
Because she’s hungry… Emma is nearly twice as likely to need mental health counseling for depression, anxiety, or behavior issues.
Emma is just one out of every five children in San Diego County who faces hunger and the risks associated with it. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “the children are our future.” But what does the future hold for children like Emma?
The sad fact is that hungry children have diminished chances of graduating from high school, attending college, raising healthy children and becoming successful adults who contribute positively to our society.
With your help, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is working to solve hunger in our community and giving children a better chance at a brighter future. Your donation will provide children facing hunger in San Diego County with the food they need to become the leaders our country will depend on.
Because they are hungry, children like Emma need your help today. Together, we can fight hunger.
James A. Floros, President & CEO
P.S. For every $10 donated to the Food Bank, 50 nutritious meals are distributed to people who are facing hunger in San Diego County.
All donations made to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank are tax deductible.
Federal Tax ID# 20-4374795