Statistics show that over 16 million children in the U.S. struggle with hunger.
Childhood hunger, which results from lack of access to adequate nutrition, is being addressed in communities and schools across the country. The Junior League of Pittsburgh is strategizing to expand food access that aims to improve the availability of healthy food locally. Strengthening the capacity of schools to offer healthy meals is essential as children receive most of their nutrition in cafeterias and vending machines. An overhaul of policies, programs and infrastructure is necessary to effect measurable change.