DID YOU KNOW HUNGRY CHILDREN EXPERIENCE...
- Poorer overall health and compromised ability to resist illness
- Higher levels of aggression, hyperactivity, and anxiety
- Impaired cognitive functioning and diminished capacity to learn Lower test scores and poorer overall achievement
- Increased school absences, tardiness, and suspensions?
6,700 children in Scottsdale schools qualified for the national school lunch program, receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch, in 2014-15.
More than 70% of the students in six Scottsdale schools qualify for the national school lunch program. Some of these children do not have enough to eat on weekends when school meals are not available. Healthy Packs helps fill in the gaps.
HOW HEALTHY PACKS WORKS
- On Fridays during the school year, school children with limited access to food on weekends receive packs filled with easy-to-prepare, nutritious meals and snacks.
- Healthy Packs is sustained in partnership with Concerned Citizens for Community Health, Scottsdale' s Vista del Camino, Scottsdale Unified School District, and local business, civic, parent, faith-based, and leadership organizations.
- Healthy Packs is funded through Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH), a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
- 100% of your donation is used to feed hungry children.
Our goal is to support 10 children at $200/child. We will be collecting your donations Feb. 4 -11, or Make a donation today! Be sure to note "Healthy Packs" in the memo. Your donations in any amount are welcomed.
Use your taxes to feed a child. Your donation qualifies for the Arizona tax credit for contributions to qualifying charitable organizations. This tax credit can be taken in addition to the school tax credit. Donations in excess of the tax credit are tax deductible.