All Faiths Food Bank’s Mission is to “Reduce Hunger and Educate the Community about Hunger and Nutrition” in Sarasota and DeSoto (Florida) counties. In 2013, they served: 41,000 hungry neighbors 17,000 of them are children 75,000 back packs of food were provided for students 48% of the people they serve have at least one working member in their household. Many are single parents trying to raise their children on one income. Statistically, of children under age six in female-headed families, 59% are poor. Children who eat breakfast every day will get higher scores in math. More than 50% of the students in Sarasota County are eligible for free and reduced lunches, and in DeSoto County, more than 90%. Feeding our children is something we can accomplish together, to make the future stronger, smarter, and safer for us all.