Students in Virginia are going hungry, according to recent polling done by No Kid Hungry. One in six kids are in families struggling with hunger, but one company announced Tuesday they want to help Southwest Virginia.
Islamic Relief USA in Alexandria gave a $100,000 grant to No Kid Hungry Virginia to be used exclusively in Southwest Virginia schools. The grant is expected to benefit about 45,153 children, the organization said.
"Several studies over the years have shown strong correlations between eating healthfully and academic performance," said Anwar Khan, president of Islamic Relief USA. "We want to make sure children, particularly from underprivileged backgrounds, enjoy the same access to high quality food as their peers. Every child is precious."