Childhood hunger is a global crisis. Yet contrary to popular belief, it's not relegated to third-world countries. As a matter of fact, more than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put nutritious food on the table. As a point of reference, that's enough children to fill over 845 basketball arenas.
To put it in better perspective, that means that 1 in 5 kids struggles with a hungry belly and doesn't know when or where her next meal will be. This is an epidemic that is threatening America's future, as hunger has the ability to rob these wonderful children of ever reaching their full potential.
Being hungry is going to have a negative impact on a child's performance in school. What's more, that same undernourished child is more likely to get sick due to a lack of nutrients and a hampered immune system.
That same child is far less likely to graduate high school and move on to college, which will have far-reaching negative consequences on her financial future. As this vicious cycle rears its ugly head, this same individual will be much less likely to earn the income necessary to feed her own family.
This is absolutely gut-wrenching to us. As a company that is dedicated to being the premier source of all-natural products and health information, we refuse to sit back and not take action against this crisis.
The great news is that this epidemic can be solved, and the amazing folks at No Kid Hungry® are doing an honorable job of taking a stand against childhood hunger. Through a national campaign that emphasizes Access, Education, and Awareness, No Kid Hungry® has helped hundreds of thousands of kids by providing them millions of meals.
We believe so strongly in this initiative and this admirable organization that we've teamed up with them to reduce childhood hunger in America. As of December 2013, we are proud to announce that we have donated enough funds to provide over 240,000 meals to hungry children.
We consider this a privilege to be able to help squash this crisis, and we have you to thank for this opportunity. Without your avid support of our premium, all-natural brand of nutrition products, we would not be able to help these needy children. For this, we honor and thank you. It's because of great folks like you that we're able to give back and help make this world a better place… together!
Josh Bezoni and Joel Marion
Co-Founders, BioTRUST Nutrition