Feed the Soul
Homeless youth do not get enough healthy food to ear. Youth are often preoccupied with basic survival on the streets; safety, hot to earn money, how to access simple basic services the rest of us take for grants. When youth do have food, it often consists of empty calories and junk food, not a pathway to a healthy lifestyle.
Street youth have increased food insecurity. With no ability to buy healthy foods or provide consistent meals. youth can suffer chronic medical problems as well as a lack of mental health fitness. Malnourishment in homeless youth generates the failure to make better choices to create a path to success in all areas of their life. And continues the decline into adult homelessness.
Street youth learn fast which organizations provide food and at what times. It's not always easy to coordinate other survival needs with scheduled mealtime. Sometimes they find discarded food in trash bins or offers from the community. One of the powerful steps you can take to help street youth, is to be part of Food Network.