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Donations Needed

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Up Coming Events

Donations Needed for the Upcoming 2014-2015 School Year  

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Hunger and Education

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Children from food insecure households are likely to be behind in their academic development compared to other children which ultimately makes it difficult for them to reach the same level of development as their fellow food secure peers. Research conducted by Frongillo, Jyoti, and Jones 2005 found that food insecurity impairs academic development of young…

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Impact of Hunger

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and…

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Child Hunger Facts

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.9 million…

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Hunger & Poverty Statistics

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Unemployment rather than poverty is a stronger predictor of food insecurity. Poverty [i] In 2012, 46.5 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty. In 2012, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty. In 2012, 16.1 million (21.8 percent) children under the…

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Simpson is on a Mission

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News

Amy Simpson is on a Mission to Help Provide Nutritious Meals to Needy Children By Cindy Gunnin     Heartland For Women 2009 Amy Simpson knew that she was being called to do something to make her community better. However, that doesn’t mean she listened the first time God told her to act. “I talked to my husband about it and then a friend mentioned that her…

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Gov. Quinn Honors Gum Drops Founder

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News

By Pamela Kay Schmalenberger Carterville, Illinois -Very few people get the opportunity to affect the lives of 1,200 children every weekend. Amy Simpson and her Gum Drops, NFP organization get to. In 2008, Simpson was looking for a young women’s mission project for her church, First Baptist in Carterville. Through a friend of a friend, she learned…

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Gum Drops Awarded IMPACT Grant

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News

Daily Republican Marion, Illinois – Beginning in January, the Illinois Milestones Project: Achieving Capacity Transformation (IMPACT) program provided nonprofit organizations from across the state with free training conferences, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with ICCS community organizers to increase their skills. Eligible organizations were invited to compete for cash grants, ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 each, to be…

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