Logan’s Lunches: January & February 2016
Meet Logan Kuhn, the 7-year old student from Lexington Elementary who decided to make a difference and become a hunger-fighter. With the help of his grandmother, Logan started a program called Logan’s Lunches. Why? To raise money, and also bring in food donations, to benefit the Stark County Hunger Task Force’s Backpack for Kids Program. His goal is to raise $10,000 by February 29th, 2016 because he believes no kids should have to go hungry. Logan’s dedication and compassion are an inspiration to all, and we are so grateful to count him among our wonderful hunger-fighters! In addition to raising funds and food, Logan’s Lunches is also an important awareness-building opportunity for our community when it comes to childhood hunger.
Did you know 1 in 4 Stark County children don’t have reliable access to the food, and critical nutrition, they need?
- Food insecure children are at a higher risk of classroom difficulties. This includes less achievement gains in math and reading, increased inattentiveness, and even repeating a grade.
- Food insecurity increases the chance children will have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional and academic problems, and issues with aggression and/or anxiety.
- Food insecure children are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, and ear infections; and they are less likely to be rated in “excellent” health vs. kids from non food-insecure homes.
Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential, both in the here and now as well as later in life. Study after study has shown its detrimental effects are far-reaching, outside and inside the classroom. But here’s the good news: even marginal food security can have a positive on the lives of these children!
And that is exactly what our Backpack for Kids programs aim to provide, and why we support five of them – three right here in the Community Campus Pantry! This is what Logan’s Lunches is all about — supporting the children in this community who deserve so much more than food insecurity and hunger. They deserve rich, full lives and it’s up to us to make sure that happens.
January 1st-February 29th: Donations, both monetary and food in-kind, will be accepted at the SCHTF & by Logan in support of Logan’s Lunches!
- Contact Susan Connors, Logan’s grandma, at 330-353-6590
- Mail checks with a “Logan’s Lunches” memo and/or note to The Stark County Hunger Task Force at P.O. Box 20941, Canton, OH 44701
- Call 330-455-6667 to make a donation over the phone
February 8th-21st: Drop off donations for Logan’s Lunches at Chuck E Cheese in North Canton
February 19th: Family Fun Night for Logan’s Lunches @ Chuck E Cheese