Awards season is looking different during this crisis, in a very powerful way.
This year’s 72nd Emmy® Awards aren’t just recognizing the best in television, they’re recognizing and supporting another important group that needs attention now – our nation’s hungry kids.
1 in 4 kids may face hunger this year because of the pandemic. Many school cafeterias are closed, families are out of work and kids are facing empty pantries at home. That’s why the Television Academy, which hosts the Emmys, and all nominated networks and streaming partners are stepping up to help feed them.
All nominated partners have committed to donate $100,000 per Emmy win to No Kid Hungry throughout Sunday’s program. The Television Academy will also generously donate $500,000, for a combined $2.8 million going to help feed children during this crisis and in the long recovery ahead.
“Hungry children in our country are facing incredibly difficult times right now,” said Tom Nelson, president, and CEO of Share Our Strength, the nonprofit behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “On behalf of these children, we’re eternally grateful to the Emmys, the Television Academy, and all the participating networks who have pledged their support. It’s going to take all of us, networks, producers, directors, actors, and everyday people to end childhood hunger in our country.”
But it’s not just the team at No Kid Hungry who’s grateful. With so many families and children struggling, any and all support makes the difference to feed a hungry child.
As Darcey, a waitress and mother of three in New York, said, “The worst thing in the world is to have to worry about how you're going to feed your family. To take that off is huge, so thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”