The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

“My husband and I are overweight due to unhealthy food. His cholesterol’s high, but it’s hard to buy healthy food. Unhealthy food is less expensive but I feel like in the long run it will cause more medical problems, which in turn will cause expensive bills from health providers. We make too much to get free lunch for our children. Sometimes it can be a struggle to make sure the older children are eating healthy. I’m thankful to Baltimore City Schools for providing free breakfast to our children.”

Early Childhood Education

All babies and toddlers need positive early learning experiences to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development.  Young children living in high-risk environments need additional supports to promote their healthy growth and development.  High quality early childhood education has been show to improve child development and school readiness.  It also supports families that are entering the workforce.

Current Issue

Federal and state funding for early childhood education programs has been hit hard by budget cuts.  Urge your elected leaders to reverse such short-sighted cost-cutting efforts and invest in our children's future.

 

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