INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 11, 2015) – Nearly 16 Million children in the United States struggle with hunger, including some in Central Indiana.
It’s a problem Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly addressed in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Along with Donnelly, local and national hunger activists met to discuss the needs of hungry children living in Central Indiana.
The conversation centered around everything from schools and food banks to the successful food back pack program, which provides kids in need a backpack full of nutritious food to get them through the weekend.
“There are children all over the states in all economic strata who are facing these challenges,” Senator Donnelly said. “And that little backpack gives them hope when they go home for the weekend and gives them dignity.”
The backpack program depends on local food banks to collect and distribute the food to those kids.
Senator Donnelly thanked those local organizations for their work.