Hunger is a big problem in Maricopa County. When a person is hungry, they lose health, focus, and energy. With 87,000 households in the Valley not knowing where their next meal is coming from, finding a way to participate in Hunger Action Month is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty.
The news of the tragedy left in the shadows of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma continues to spread as neighborhoods are left devastated. People across the country are looking for ways to help and reach out to the victims of these storms so their lives can be put back together and their communities rebuilt. If you are looking for a way to provide hurricane relief assistance, these resources are a great start.
Poverty greatly impacts students on many levels. Coming to school hungry, with holes in their shoes and lack of a jacket can set the tone for the day. Sitting in class with a decaying tooth or unaddressed illness impacts a student’s ability to fully engage in their learning.
As poverty continues to thrive in our community, remember that making a large impact can’t happen with just one organization. Companies throughout the Valley have come together to break the cycle of poverty by donating and volunteering with Valley of the Sun United Way.