30 Mar Our School System
We recognize that the school system can be tedious and confusing to navigate, discouraging parents who would like to be more involved in their child’s education. With this in mind, we provide parents with easy-to-understand information regarding their child’s school and how new policies from the school board affect them.
Many low-income families face food insecurity, and may respond to it by reducing the amount of food they eat. They may also purchase less food to ensure they can purchase other basic essentials. This may lead to health problems, hunger, and embarrassment, as parents who are doing all they can may feel that outsiders view them as bad caregivers, or that they don’t care about the health of themselves or their children.
Basic essentials, according to the findings of Feeding America, include toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, bath soap, disposable diapers, shampoo, and feminine hygiene products. 34% of low-income families cannot afford these along with food, rent, medicine, and transportation, which means they must decide what to prioritize.