The weekend should be a time for children to play and relax, but unfortunately there are kids right here in the Ozarks who worry about whether or not they will have food to eat at home on Saturday and Sunday.
For children in the Ozarks who are hungry, every day brings a new struggle.
Concentrating in school, finishing homework in the evenings and even playing outside with friends is not easy or fun with an empty stomach. The only meals thousands of these children can count on are breakfast and lunch at school.
When classes are dismissed on Friday afternoon, the weekend can seem awfully long to a child who doesn’t know where his or her meals will come from.