HUNGER FACTS 

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1 in 5 kids in Jackson County face food insecurity at home.

Children receive free or reduced-price school meals during the week, but at home, families struggle with food budgets that are stretched thin.  And on the weekend, with no school meals, the burden is even greater.

 

HALF

of public students in Jackson County are from low income families.

55%

Median percent of students on free lunch in our elementary schools

1.5 Days

Average increase in attendance for students who have a healthy breakfast

3 out of 4

Public school teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry

The research shows that having a healthy, balanced diet improves brain capacity.

A healthy balanced diet will also maximize cognitive capabilities and improve academic performance in school-age children.  The danger of not having enough nutrition and the effects of food insufficiency, which can lead to malnutrition as well as poor academic performance.

We aim to help children maintain a nutritious lifestyle.

 There is a relationship between academic performance and food insufficiency.  Rogue Powerpack works to lessen the academic gap created by improper nutrition.  Whether at home or at school, we feel that there is a responsibility of the community; locally, regionally or governmentally, to afford each child an equal chance to succeed academically. 

 

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