The Need - 'At Risk' Children
After school Food and Mentorship programs, like the ones offered by Kidz Grub, Inc., make a real difference for children, families & communities. Studies show that the more than 6.5 million children are benefitng. High-quality afterschool programs are linked to significant gains in standardized test scores, improved work habits, social skills and overall behavior for the kids. However...
“I went to bed hungry many nights as a child. It was a Dream that dressed me up when I was ragged, and it was a Dream that filled me up when I was hungry. Now it’s my Dream to see that no child in this world ever goes hungry, certainly not here in America, the most bountiful country in the world. We can do better…we must!”
“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
Sir Winston Churchill
“There’s gonna be some stuff you gonna see that’s gonna make it hard to smile in the future. But though whatever you see, through all the rain and pain, you gotta be able to keep your sense of humor, you gotta be able to smile through all this…”
Tupac – Inner City ‘At Risk’
“Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it.”
“35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war.”
“Hunger makes a thief of any man.”
Pearl S. Buck
“Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.”
“When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.”
Nourishing 'At Risk' Children in the greater Houston area is our Focus
It's a sad truth that millions of children in America go hungry -each day. Being 'hungry' doesn't just apply to eating food, there is also a deficiency in feeding the children with the emotional, educational, and relational support they need and deserve. Our 'At Risk' After School programs are tailored to help address and meet these needs for the children that become involved in our programs.