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, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their commmunities. Together, they implement an action plan that has measurable goals, and overcomes the barriers to making sure every child in that state or city gets the food they need, where they live, learn and play.
While No Kid Hungry campaign plans are unique to every location, plans focus on the following fundamental objectives:
Provide all kids with a healthy breakfast
Improve access to after school meal programs
Encourage healthy food choices
Help eligible families access food stamps
Improve access to summer meals programs and
Ensure access to balanced, nutritious diets for all pregnant women and preschool children.
Learn more about state and local No Kid Hungry campaigns.
Through our campaigns, Share Our Strength helps to fund some of the most effective anti-hunger organizations in their work to connect families with the nutritious food they need. The No Kid Hungry Allies program recognizes organizations committed to making the No Kid Hungry campaign model work in their state. They are chosen based on their potential to build an effective public-private partnership model bringing together elected officials, corporations, government agencies and nonprofits on the state and local level to connect kids to federal child nutrition programs. Allies also have expertise in anti-hunger issues, federal child nutrition programs and work with low-income families; demonstrated the ability to develop creative strategies for ending childhood hunger; and presented a long-term, metric-driven plan with innovative solutions to ending child hunger in their community.
Share Our Strength’s grant program helps to fund nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations that can make a real difference in the fight against hunger. Introduce yourself to our No Kid Hungry Allies.
To complement and expand upon our work with our State Partners and Allies, every year, Share Our Strength makes hundreds of grants to organizations across the country who share our goal of ending childhood hunger. Many of these grants are made in collaboration with our state partners, and help ensure that their strategies for ending childhood hunger are implemented in local communities across their state. Additional grants are made with funds raised from our corporate partners, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation events, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, the Great American Bake Sale. In 2012, Share Our Strength will make investments in organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in the following activities:
Increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, or meals in child care settings, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program
Educating and enrolling more eligible families in SNAP/WIC
Increasing participation in the School Breakfast program through alternative models such as in-classroom breakfast and grab-n-go.
Advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues.
Nutrition education programs provided by Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters partners.
Learn how to apply for a grant.
Share Our Strength draws on the strengths, talents and creativity of leading corporations through strategic marketing programs that engage customers, employees and partners to help end childhood hunger in America. Major supporters of Share Our Strength include some of America’s most recognized and best loved companies including American Express, ConAgra Foods® Foundation, Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar, Food Network, Hickory Farms, Walmart, and Weight Watchers.
Learn more about our corporate partnerships.