Our Programs and Initiatives

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy food they need, every day. Learn more about how our programs, platforms and Initiatives do just that.

Bringing Innovative Solutions to Childhood Hunger

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, nonprofits, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.

Learn more below about how the No Kid Hungry campaign - through its programs, platforms and initiatives - connects kids in need with nutritious food, teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.

Our Programs

State and Community-based Partners

We’ve created state and city-based campaigns, and have invested in hundreds of organizations across the country to bring local solutions to the problem of childhood hunger.

Learn about community-based partnerships to end hunger.

Strategic Community Investments

We make strategic investments in innovative local community partners who are bringing new solutions to the problem of childhood hunger.

See how we invest in communities to help end child hunger.

Awareness, Fundraising and Cause Marketing Partnerships

Our work is made possible by innovative fundraising and cause marketing partnership programs that not only raise critical funds, but also engage the public, educating them about the crisis of childhood hunger in America and our solutions to ending it.

Learn more about our partnerships helping end childhood hunger.

No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

The No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices provides the tools and resources needed to help elected officials and their staffs, educators and community leaders achieve success in fighting childhood hunger. You'll find toolkits, case studies, hunger facts, issue briefs, reports and more.

Learn what works in the fight to end childhood hunger.

Cooking Matters

Parents and caregivers are learning the cooking, budgeting, and decision-making food skills they need to get the most out of federal food and nutrition programs through Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically and use practical nutrition information to guide their food choices and cook healthy, delicious meals.

Learn more about cooking, budgeting, and decision-making food skills.

Awareness and Fundraising Platforms

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers every September to help raise funds for and awareness of the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Dine Out. Help end childhood hunger.

Taste of The Nation

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry.

Find a culinary benefit near you.

No Kid Hungry Dinners

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry dinners are hosted by the nation’s finest restaurants, with renowned chefs joining together to prepare a multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America.

Join us for a multi-course meal with an acclaimed chef near you.

Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry

Share Our Strength's Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry is a grassroots fundraising initiative that encourages people to host bake sales in their communities and donate the proceeds to No Kid Hungry, to help end childhood hunger in America.

Host a bake sale to help end childhood hunger.

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE brings together the world's greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style. Since it's inauguration in 2007, the Festival has paid homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger. The Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign and 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival.

Get more information on the festival.

No Kid Hungry 2

No Kid Hungry 2 is the place for youth to engage with the issue of childhood hunger, and for teachers and parents to learn what youth can do to help end childhood hunger in America.

Join thousands of other youth working to end childhood hunger.

Our Initiatives

In addition to the programs above, we have other initiatives that we focus on throughout the year. These are some of those initiatives.  

No Kid Hungry Starts With Breakfast

In 2012, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign collaborated with Deloitte on a project to identify and quantify the potential long-term impacts associated with children participating in the federal School Breakfast Program. Learn more about our work on School Breakfast

Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report

Every day across America, teachers see the unfortunate effects of childhood hunger. 65% of America's teachers regularly see kids who come to school hungry because they aren't getting enough to eat at home. Many of these teachers buy food to compensate for the lack of resources kids are getting at home. With Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report, we are sharing their unique perspective on this American crisis with a formal national survey of teachers and their experience with hunger. Get the facts about teachers' experiences with childhood hunger.

The Faces of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)

Congress is working to reauthorize the Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, formerly known as food stamps. Drastic cuts to SNAP are on the table and nearly half of all SNAP participants are children. If Congress cuts funding for this poverty relieving program, it will affect millions of children and families, leaving them even more vulnerable to hunger. Read stories shared by No Kid Hungry supporters who benefited from SNAP. Take a moment to read stories of real familes that rely on SNAP.

No Kid Hungry This Summer

We are ensuring kids are fed when school is out for the summer by connecting more children than ever before to summer meals in their communities. We recruit new summer meals sites, reach out to low-income families, and make grants to support the start-up, operation and expansion of summer meals programs. Explore summer meals stories from across the country.