What Coronavirus Means for Hungry Kids

As we all take precaution to protect ourselves and others from the spread of coronavirus, we can’t forget hungry kids.

Nearly 22 million low-income kids from communities across the country rely on the free and reduced-price meals they receive at school. For many, these meals may be the only nutritious food that they’ll receive on a given day.

With schools either closing or weighing the option to do so in districts nationwide, children may be left without that critical lifeline to healthy meals.

And that means there are real economic implications for families and communities across the country as businesses grapple with shuttering doors and family budgets stretch to ensure kids are getting the nutrition they need.

We want to do everything possible to ensure public safety and the well-being of kids. Federal nutrition programs like SNAP, school and out of school meals and WIC are the front line of defense.

That’s why at Share Our Strength, the nonprofit that runs the No Kid Hungry campaign, we’re advocating for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide flexibility in how kids access meals during this time and for Congress to make sure SNAP is maximized for struggling families.

Here’s what you can do to help: 

Together, we can make sure no child has to face a decision between staying healthy or staying nourished.

Learn more about the ways you can help hungry kids or make a donation today.