Back Pack Buddies

 
Source: Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap 2018

Source: Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap 2018

The JWAGI sees food insecurity among our children as a serious barrier to education success. The USDA estimates that nearly 13 million children in the United States live in food-insecure households as of 2016. That means that 1 in 6 children (18%) may not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Lack of sufficient food to nourish the body and brain can lead to poorer performance in class and increased anxiety, hyperactivity and aggression. In an effort to help combat food insecurity among the children of Glynn County, the JWAGI supports the Back Pack Buddies program by sponsoring the food and weekly bag packing to provide weekend meals for students in need at Glynn County Schools.

JWAGI Member Meg Robinson delivering bags at Burroughs Molette Elementary School

JWAGI Member Meg Robinson delivering bags at Burroughs Molette Elementary School

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JWAGI Vice President of Community Engagement Ryan Smith delivering bags to Glynn Middle

 
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