Parents and children across Forsyth County celebrated National Childhood Nutrition Day with a big, healthy breakfast prepared by chefs of the American Culinary Federation local chapter. Family Services organized the breakfast to highlight the problem of childhood hunger in Forsyth County.
In the 18 counties of Northwest NC served by Second Harvest Food Bank, almost one in three people who get food assistance are under age 18.
Family Services serves 499 children in the Forsyth County. It has four Head Start sites for 3- and 4-year-old children. At these programs, the children get free breakfast and lunch five days a week. Family Services also works with five local child-care programs and three elementary schools.