Stefanie Mazva-Cohen at CulbrethA local nonprofit organization has partnered with 19 schools and one preschool to provide children with healthy snacks.PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, offers food such as fresh produce and dry goods to families in need once a month. Despite this effort, some students were still coming to school with no snacks.
Mai Mai Suisin had never eaten canned food until she arrived in the U.S. last year as a refugee from Burma by way of Malaysia.
“We’re always used to eating all kinds of vegetables…without vegetables we cannot survive,” Suisin said. “That’s really the main food in our life.”