For the past several years, Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign, has been on a journey to advance equity and anti-racism in its work, including through grantmaking.
No Kid Hungry’s core beliefs drive our evolving grantmaking strategy:
- We believe that every child in the United States needs - and deserves - healthy food in order to grow and thrive.
- We believe that racial inequity is a root cause of childhood hunger.
- We believe that the most effective and sustainable anti-hunger programs actively engage their community in driving solutions and decision-making.
- We believe in lifting up the voices of community leaders of color who have been historically left out of philanthropic decision making and seek to work in partnership with community leaders of color to help inform and drive our programmatic and funding strategies and decisions.
Under-resourced and marginalized communities disproportionately experience poverty and hunger. We know that those on the ground, who really understand their communities, are leaders in creating change. We also recognize that because of various, often layered inequities, these leaders may be underfunded or lack financial resources. Our goal is to minimize financial barriers for schools and community-based organizations to make sure they have the funds needed to provide food to kids.