BACKGROUND & NEED
You Can Not Tell A Child You Gave Them Food Yesterday!
Childhood Poverty Costs $1.3 Trillion A Year!
- “Impoverished children grow up having fewer skills and are thus less able to contribute to the productivity of the economy”.
- “They are also more likely to experience frequent health care problems and to engage in crime”.
- “These costs are borne directly by the children, but ultimately by the wider society as well”.
- It is estimated that for every dollar spent on reducing childhood poverty, the country will save at least $7 with respect to the economic costs of poverty”.