Editor’s Note: As we close out 2012 and begin our work for 2013, we wanted to pause for a second and recognize the impact the No Kid Hungry campaign has had this year. We invited state partners and allies to share pictures of the impact No Kid Hungry has had in 2012 on kids in their community. Here are a few snapshots:
"No Kid Hungry Illinois partnered with the Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) organization to have Parent “food” Ambassadors do door to door outreach in hard-to-reach at- risk neighborhood for six weeks in June and July. The food ambassadors knocked on doors, went to local businesses, and attended festivals letting families know about the summer meals sites in their neighborhood. The food ambassadors knocked on over 4,900 doors and spoke to over 2,400 people about summer meals. Daisy Rivera retold a story that illustrated the importance of door to door outreach, “A mother came to the door and said, “I don’t know what I would’ve done if you hadn’t come”. She was recently separated, cut off food stamps, had been in a car accident, and didn’t have a car or money. We gave her the flyers. She was crying. She was upset. She thanked us for the information. She had been laid off, didn’t have a car to take her kids to school. It was rewarding to give her the information about the meals… and to know we made a difference."