As part of United Way of Central Alabama’s mission to fight for a better education for all, our Success By 6 classrooms enhance the quality of early learning in Pre-K classrooms throughout Central Alabama. We know, however, that children’s success can be drastically impacted without a reliable source of food.
In Alabama, one in four children struggles with food insecurity. This means they don’t have access to nutrient-rich meals and enough food to sustain an active, healthy lifestyle.
While students may receive free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches during school, there’s no guarantee they’re getting enough to eat at home. For many, 11 a.m. on Friday could be the last time they eat until Monday morning. With holiday breaks approaching and more time spent outside of school, these hours — or days — of hunger can stretch even longer.
For just $20, you can provide a food box for a child to take home from a United Way of Central Alabama Success By 6 classroom.
According to Alabama Public Health, students facing food insecurity could be two years behind their classmates and are more likely to become sick. When you choose to give to United Way of Central Alabama, you will be helping local children get the resources they need to succeed.
During this global day of giving, will you help us ensure no child in Central Alabama goes home hungry? Join United Way of Central Alabama and millions around the world in celebrating Giving Tuesday on November 30th by making a special, heartfelt gift.
UWCA CEO and President Drew Langloh explains why campaigns like Giving Tuesday are critical on WVTM 13 and CBS 42.