In the Kirksville R-III School District, there are 2,425 students, an astounding 1,184 come from household incomes low enough to qualify for free or reduced lunches. Hardest hit are the student at the primary and elementary schools with 59% and 55% respectively receiving free or reduces lunches. Theres are the children who we find are the most likely to accept what they are used to, and unfortunately hunger becomes part of their daily acceptance. Hunger affects their behavior, their effectiveness, and their motivation. If we can reduce the hunger, we increase the possibility that these children will succeed and society as the whole will benefit.

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