Healthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth

HAPPY_FINAL_Approved_LogoHealthy Appetites Promote Positive Youth!  One in six Texas households struggle to avoid hunger.  Lack of proper nutrition not only adversely affects academic performance, but children in food insecure homes are more likely to fall ill, resulting in higher school absences.  The Junior League’s H.A.P.P.Y. program endeavors to neutralize hunger in vulnerable children by partnering with area schools to provide approximately 4500 weekend backpacks of healthy, child-friendly, non-perishable and easily consumed food over the school year.  Additionally, H.A.P.P.Y. provides over 1000 snacks a month for students in eight different schools.  The continued expansion of this program allows Junior League of The Woodlands to support hungry children in a total of nine area schools spanning three school districts.

Want to help? Here is a list of items that can be given as a donation.

For more information, please contact us at happy@jltw.org.