Many people aren’t fully aware of the severity of the childhood hunger crisis in the United States. With that, many parents are searching to find resources available in their community to help them feed their children.
Part of No Kid Hungry is helping people understand how prevalent childhood hunger is - and know where they can get help. We work with media partners like iHeartRadio to share information about free summer meals sites; Clear Channel Outdoor to spread awareness of community meals programs; Univision to reach families in Latino communities; and local media like PIX11-TV in New York City which helps people understand how hunger affects their community.
We also work to spread the word about the meals programs run by community groups across the country.
- During the coronavirus pandemic, No Kid Hungry worked with state agencies and the USDA to promote local texting services and other critical information to help parents find meal delivery or pick-up sites or other services to help feed their children.
- We also built an interactive online map to help families easily find free meals for their kids. The map is easy to use, works on mobile devices and is available in English and Spanish.
- During the height of the pandemic, over 250,000 families used these services to find free, local meals programs for their kids.