Help keep children and families from falling through the cracks as the pandemic shuts down a nation.


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Americans are taking the right actions for the health of our communities: schools are shutting down across the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

But 30 million children in the United States go to school not only for learning but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. Kids are now stuck at home without access to school lunches, books and, in rural America, computers, broadband, or even print outs from schools that can’t afford paper and ink.

They need our help.

With 94% of schools closed due to coronavirus, save the children has been working hard to support vulnerable children in some of america’s poorest communities.

Efforts are underway to help provide food and educational resources to nearly 90,000 children in 200 school communities in 10 states.

Your donation to Save the Children will help make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep feeding vulnerable children during the pandemic, as well as to provide age-appropriate books, learning activities, games and toys to children whose schools are closed in some of rural America’s poorest communities.

One in five

Children in the U.S. grow up in poverty. These families will be among the least able to financially afford the costs of widespread closures.

30 million

Children in the U.S. rely on school food. Without meals from school, families will struggle to keep children from going hungry without help.

2-3 months

Of reading progress is lost by children over the course of a normal summer. This crisis has the potential to double that.

Thanks to you,
we will be able to:

  • Distribute critical supplies children and families need to stay healthy and prepared for the coming weeks.

  • Alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals at food banks, churches and schools and will ensure that families receive deliveries of food for the duration of the crisis - especially those who are unable to get to local food distribution locations.

  • Provide families with books and educational resources, play-based learning materials for younger children and preparing our SummerBoost Camp and after-school programs to help kids catch up once it is safe to return to school.

  • Integrate social-emotional support programming to help kids manage and overcome the effects of anxiety and trauma this crisis may have.

Your donation today will help provide the care children need to grow up healthy, educated and safe — no matter what hardships come their way.

Coronavirus-related equivalencies

With lives and learning at risk in the U.S. and around the world, you can help.