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No Kid Hungry Responds

Coronavirus

America’s kids need us. In the wake of the coronavirus, millions of children are living with hunger.

No Kid Hungry has a plan to feed them, but we need your help.

 

1 in 6 kids may face hunger this year

Before this crisis, millions of hungry kids relied on school for food. For many, it was the only food they might get on a given day. 

With so many children still not attending school full-time and parents still out of work in the wake of the pandemic, childhood hunger remains incredibly high. During the crisis - and in the long recovery ahead - No Kid Hungry is helping schools and communities feed kids.

Our Response

From the halls of Congress to your local school, we’re working to ensure kids get three healthy meals a day.

Free Meals Finder

We worked with states and the USDA to develop a map to help families easily find free meals for their kids. Just enter your zip code, and we’ll show you the school meals sites, food banks and more serving food near you.

Find Free Meals with our Meal Finder

Emergency Grants & Guidance

So far, we’ve sent more than $74 million in emergency relief to schools and community groups across the country. These funds, and our hands-on guidance, are helping them serve millions of meals a day during this crisis. 

Hear stories of these programs and the families they’re serving, from central Florida and rural Mississippi to the Pine Ridge Reservation and beyond, or see a map of all our grants since the pandemic struck.
 

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Helping with food distribution
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Our food distribution volunteers
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A volunteer helps with food distribution
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Fruit and vegetables distributed to those in need
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Kileen TX Food distribution
Volunteers load food into cars at a meals site in Maryland.
Food distribution volunteers
Kileen food distribution volunteer
Vegetable and Fruit plates are part of our distribution
Kileen TX Food distribution

 

Advocacy & Awareness

We’re on Capitol Hill advocating for increased SNAP benefits and Pandemic EBT to support struggling families, as well as waivers for schools to more easily serve hungry children, and we’re working with state and local government toward legislation to feed kids during this crisis.

Through our partnerships with the Emmy® Awards, Discovery Network, Univision, Nickelodeon, iHeartMedia, The Homebound Project and more, we’re raising awareness and funds to connect children with the food they need.

What You Can Do

At No Kid Hungry, we feed kids in times of crisis and not. It’s what we do, but we need your help to reach kids during this pandemic and in the months ahead.

 

 

Additional Resources

Support Local Restaurants Chefs and restaurants do so much to help No Kid Hungry feed kids. Now they need our support.

How Our Corporate Partners are Helping Check out all the ways that our partners are helping feed children during the coronavirus pandemic.

School & Community Resources If you’re an educator, policymaker or community leader, we have FAQs, tactical guides and research that can help you feed children during the coronavirus pandemic.