According to Feeding America, one in six American kids struggle with childhood hunger.
Two women were recently recognized for their committment to ending childhood hunger. Cathy Wilson is a cafeteria manager at Frederick Douglas Elementary School. She promotes school breakfast through her grab-and-go program. In Purcellville, Rosie Foster gets kids eating with the Fuel up to Play 60 program at Lovettsville Elementary. Both women were recently selected as No Kid Hungry Hall of Fame honorees for their efforts to promote school breakfast.
“I think she’s [Cathy Wilson] unique in that we have a cafeteria manager who loves to cook and see people enjoy while eating and she collaborates with teachers…she’s part of lesson planning,” John Ameen, Dean at Frederick Douglass Elementary School said.
“Without the food, kids that are in the rush in the morning and can’t get a chance to eat breakfast will be distracted because all they’ll think about is dang i didn’t have breakfast. She [Ms. Foster] helps kids make healthy choices and helps provide the beneficial needs for children,” Ethan Smith, student at Lovettsville Elementary School said.
Wilson and foster were among 50 hall of fame honorees that were recognized nationwide.