Did you know that more than 13 million kids in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table? That’s 1 out of 6 kids! Let’s help change this and shape the future of our Country.
Today we’re going to talk about a NGO called No Kid Hungry. Did you know that more than 13 million kids in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table? That’s 1 out of 6 kids! A pretty frightening statistics, right?
Plus, 1 out of 4 teachers say that their students regularly come to school hungry. Truly heartbreaking.
In the long run, not only we’ll have adults with malnutrition, but their intellectual development will surely be compromised.
As well as, on a larger scale, the future of economic growth of the Country with the growth of poverty.
So, this is what No Kid Hungry does:
They are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals.
Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets, so their kids get healthy meals at home.
Moreover, the campaign works to shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America. Hence, creating a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action.
So, how can you make a difference for No Kid Hungry?
- Donate: In many places, only $10 you raise can feed a child up to 100 meals. The outcome of a small donation can help hundreds of kids.
- Fundraising: Once again, creative fundraisers are a great way to help raise not only money, but spread awareness.
- Organize small events: If you cook, how about doing a fund bake sale with muffins, donuts and/or other goodies?
- Attend their events: Not only will you have a great time, you’ll also be helping this important cause! See the closest event to you! If you’re in NYC, there are countless opportunities!
We’ve done our part today! Now, it’s your turn to help change their future and end child hunger in America!
To learn more, take a look at their website.
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of No Kid Hungry
*Last Update on March/2020.*