Children won’t grow, develop or learn like other kids when they are going hungry. They are at a great disadvantage while they can’t focus, fall behind and aren’t hitting those milestones as other children are at the same age. It’s not just school they fall behind in, they fall behind in every way possible.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
There is plenty of nutritious food in America to make sure every child grows up healthy and thrives. What’s missing is access to this food. If families don’t have reliable access to healthy, affordable food, they can’t possibly feed their children well.
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® strategy provides that access to families all across the nation, so that every child, regardless of circumstances, can get the healthy food they need to thrive.
Solutions To Help Feed Hungry Kids
Food events are the cornerstone of Share Our Strength’s fundraising efforts. Each year, they engage millions of people across America in Share Our Strength’s solution to childhood hunger.
What are they?
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, Great American Bake Sale, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry (formerly Great American Dine Out), and a growing collection of localized dinners and festivals – raise funds to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.
Together, these partnerships and local grants…
- Give more kids a healthy start to the day by supporting effective school breakfast programs;
- Ensure kids have food at home by helping more eligible families enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps);
- Keep hungry kids fed outside of school hours by improving access to afterschool programs that provide snacks or meals, and increasing participation in summer meals programs;
- Teach low-income families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ program and by funding other nutrition education programs.
Head to Foot Network and watch the Documentary. There’s also several others ways to help, you can find them using the links right against the movie