The young student scribbles the words “I don’t care” across his test paper. Later, when the teacher goes to the student to ask why, the child says, “I don’t know why I wrote it. I’m hungry and just can’t think.”

He just can’t think.

Because he hasn’t eaten since Friday.

And he can’t tell anyone his situation.

And he’s restless, frustrated, and unsure of his future.

Imagine if this same young man was in your care. Lakelanders and other Polk County citizens are paving the way nationally to bridge the hunger gaps that exist in the lives of impoverished children. And they need your help.

Story by Brooklyn Lindsey -Lakelander Magazine

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