15 million kids in the U.S. are hungry today

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Arizona ranks third in the country for high food insecurity rates

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That means,
1 in every 4 children
in Arizona face hunger each day

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In a class of 30 students in Maricopa county, more than 7 may not eat breakfast

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But you'd never know it.
Each time a child goes hungry, they suffer.

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That's why teachers support
Breakfast in the Classroom,
a program to ensure kids start the day off right.

When children are hungry in school there is:

Higher absenteeism

Lower test scores

Higher dropout rates

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53%
of teachers saw a decrease
in diciplinary problems
 

78%
of principals would recommend
breakfast in the classroom to
other principals

73%
of teachers reported an
increase in student alertness
 

48%
of teachers reported an
increase in attendance
 

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In schools with Breakfast in the Classroom

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Edward Jones'&United Way

We've partnered with Edward Jones to bring Breakfast in the Classroom to more local schools.

Edward Jones will invest $1 in Breakfast in the Classroom for every dollar you give.*

When children succeed, we all succeed.

And the difference is you.

Can we count on you to make a difference in the lives of thousands
of Valley kids who go to school hungry?

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All stats sourced from Feeding America, 2014

*match up to $15,000 for the Breakfast in the Classroom program

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