The DC Food Project launched after extensive research focusing around DC students' access to healthy and nutritious food -- in schools, beyond the breakfast and lunch programs already in place. Between the various programs around the country and local DC organizations, great work is already being done -- but we felt that in order to have a greater impact on DC students specifically, we needed to reach them in their setting -- schools. So we launched the DC Food Project, with an aim to reduce food waste in schools while improving access to healthy food for students in DC.
Not LIKELY INcome ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS AMONG FOOD INSECURE CHILDREN.
Eligibility for federal child nutrition programs is determined in part by income thresholds which can vary by state.
CHILDREN ARE FOOD-INSECURE in washington, d.c.
1 in 5 children struggles with hunger in Washington, D.C., almost 5% over the national average.
IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A MEAL
The average weekly dollar amount food-insecure individuals report spending on food in Washington, D.C.
"Roughly one in seven households in the District is food insecure. Worse yet, 26.6 percent of D.C. households with children can’t afford enough food. A disproportionate number of these families live east of the river. "
-DC Hunger Solutions The CityPaper/ Read Full Article