Thank you for the food and the applesauce and the apple for my family.
I especially enjoyed the cereal. I share the cereal with my granny and she love cereal.
—-9 Year Old Boy
God led us to Zip Code 45225. A group of seven of us founded Childhood Food Solutions in July, 2007, and we began by focusing on the children who attend Ethel M. Taylor Academy, serving especially the Millvale/Moosewood community of Cincinnati.
With financial, professional and prayer support, we started Childhood Food Solutions to attack childhood food insecurity.
A pregnant teen came to one of our community centers without maternity clothing, her belly hanging out, wearing slippers to walk to a Thanksgiving Basket sign-up on a cold November day.
She most likely dropped out of school and is now under the control of a boyfriend. There are no parents to protect her. At this point she is likely depressed and believes that she has no way out.
One boy said he hides his food in his backpack because his mother’s boyfriend would eat it. He reports that his food “keeps his belly from hurting.”
One girl eats the fruit item right away. She fixes the Ramen Noodles in the microwave on Saturday. Cheese crackers are saved for when there is not enough food.