The hungry children look up, and they are not fed
Published: Jun 22, 2011
Summer is cruel to the poor — and especially to poor children. Seventeen million American kids get free lunches during the school year. In summer, they get nothing. The effect of hunger is never good, but when it comes to kids, hunger slows brain development, and kids come back to school in September less able to handle the challenges. Share Our Strength — a terrific organization; we turned our wedding into a benefit for it — has teamed up with the Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation. Every dollar you donate, up to $25,000, will be matched. To get acquainted with SOS, click here. To make a tax-deductible contribution, click here.