The two sisters at Turner Elementary stood in front of Jo Ann Russell, a guidance counselor, looking visibly worried. Both stole food, telling Russell that they were hungry and went to bed hungry.

Then, the oldest, a third grader, said something Russel had not anticipated. “She said, Don’t tell our mother that we said we were hungry,'” Russell said, recounting the story to a gathering of pastors and faith leaders attending the 2nd Annual Children’s Hunger Project’s Hunger Summitt. Read full article