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Kids Don’t Learn if They’re Hungry

By September 25, 2020General

As families continue to face increased challenges to accessing fresh, healthy, and affordable food, nearly half of parents statewide are concerned about access to meals and food for their children. 

This hunger can impact a student’s ability to learn, with research demonstrating that students who face food insecurity are more likely to be unable to concentrate, have poor academic performance, and increased behavioral problems.

With your support, The Sylvia Center can continue its new equitable food access initiative and high impact programming in the communities we serve, and help kids develop a toolkit of skills to be successful in the classroom and kitchen.

Every ticket and sponsorship purchase will support our programs and provide food boxes to families in need across New York City and Columbia County:

Supporter Level Ticket = 5 food boxes
Friend Level Ticket = 7 food boxes
VIP Level Ticket = 10 food boxes
Virtual Classroom Sponsor = 50 food boxes
Full Plate Sponsor = 75 food boxes
Cooks for Health Sponsor = 125 food boxes
Teen Culinary Apprenticeship Sponsor = 175 food boxes
Presenting Sponsor = 250 food boxes

The Sylvia Center is at the forefront of youth-led change for a healthier future. We hope you’ll join our commitment to empower young people to lead healthier lives.

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