Welcome to OPERATION NOT ONE HUNGRY HOMELESS STUDENT JUPITER!
We are a group of concerned citizens determined to stop this: Over 100 homeless students in Jupiter may endure 68 hours of hunger every weekend.
Sad Truth: Palm Beach County School District identified 104 homeless students at the 8 schools in Jupiter by June 2018, a 49 percent increase over last year! Jupiter High School and Jupiter Middle reported 50 total teenagers homeless...
Imagine the stress of being homeless on a young teen student, in the classroom, trying her hardest to pay attention, study and learn. Research confirms her uphill battle: food insecurity and lack of sleep compound her burden with an increased risk of ILLNESS, ABSENCES, STRESS, DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING and CHRONIC FATIGUE make it nearly impossible for her to do her job as a student, to learn, and to dream of a brighter future.*
The daily challenges of being homeless on a student are tough enough. You can give her one less worry, WHAT TO EAT.
In Jupiter, Living Hungry is currently shipping 28 packs a week to the 11 teens known to be HOMELESS at Jupiter High school.
There’s hope for each one, in a simple weekend bag of kid-friendly foods dropped into their backpack at school every Friday afternoon to nourish them over the weekends. Enough calories, carbs and proteins to fuel brains & bodies.
Teens get two every weekend, elementary children get one.
$8 per weekend bag.
$284 ends hunger for 1 Student this year
$29,568 feeds all homeless in Jupiter
Your every $1 dollar adds up.
$30,000 solves this problem. This is our goal.
We believe $30,000 will be enough to feed EVERY JUPITER HOMELESS STUDENT all school year long, based on our estimates from this year. Our challenge is to raise this funding.
Help us. Spread the word. Donate today. Be the mover & shaker. Rock your world. Make a difference. Be a hero to one homeless student or a whole school.
TOGETHER WE WILL SAY "IN JUPITER, NOT ONE HOMELESS STUDENT GOES HUNGRY."
Until that day, Keep up the fight for our homeless students. We need you.
Special Appreciation To:
Weekend Feeding Program fulfillment proudly supported by Living Hungry, together with the South Florida Hunger Coalition. Homeless student counts fluctuate & hunger does no affect every homeless child the same. We plan to feed every homeless hungry student who is currently homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. We do this by partnering with School Liaisons or Counselors and trusting these experts to identify & feed thier students who are homeless, near homeless and known to be going without food at home. Sysco has generously discounted shipping rates into each school, without who's logistical support we could not feed the homeless children as we do. Thank you All for making this possible. *J.S. Lee, C. Gundersen, J. Cook, B. Laraia and M. A. Johnson, “Food Insecurity and Health Across the Lifespan” Advances in Nutrition, Sept. 1, 2012