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How We Began
When Tammie Enders, a teacher at Glenwood Elementary in Lake Stevens, WA, discovered one of her own students would be without adequate food over winter break, she decided something had to be done. She contacted Anita Caffee, and together they vowed that no child would go hungry at their school. Anita spearheaded the program with hours of research and interviews. In 2010 Glenwood's very own backpack program was born. What was then called Li'l Hungry Hearts, has grown today into the Hungry Hearts Foundation. It is managed and run by an astounding board of directors, which includes local business owners, teachers and parents. The Hungry Hearts Foundation is making it their goal to "take a bite out of childhood hunger" and ensure that "no child is left hungry." Already nine other schools have joined the Hungry Hearts Foundation to reduce and hopefully, one day, eliminate hunger.
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