The New Year is a time for renewed energy and hope for many of us. But for kids who face hunger day in and day out, this time of year is no different.
That's where Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign comes in. We connect kids in need with nutritious food and teach their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
1 out of every 5 children in America struggles with hunger. Many of these kids skip meals and suffer silently, too ashamed to ask for help. Chronic hunger can lead to stunted physical growth for a child and compromise their immune system. And because children facing hunger often don't know from where or when the next meal will come, hunger brings with it depression and anxiety.
Please don't wait until it's too late for these children. By becoming a supporter of the No Kid Hungry campaign today with a tax-deductible gift of $35, you can help give a child access to healthy food throughout the year — at school, at home and in between.
When you support No Kid Hungry, you make it possible to:
- Feed a hungry child through breakfast programs — and ensure that kids who don't have enough food at home are starting the school day ready to learn.
- Provide that same child with free lunches throughout the summer months so they can focus on just being kids and having fun.
Here at Share Our Strength, we know which programs are effective to combat hunger. We know where to target resources to reach the highest numbers of hungry kids. And with your support, we will end childhood hunger. We have a goal of reaching 1,000 new supporters of No Kid Hungry by February 15, and we hope you'll be among them.