Invitation: No Kid Hungry Press Call on Crucial Role of SNAP in Coronavirus Response Efforts



Contact: Meredith Jorss,

Washington, DC - The coronavirus has caused a catastrophic health and economic crisis, pushing millions of Americans into poverty and hunger. One of the best ways to feed hungry kids during a pandemic is by ensuring that their families have sufficient resources to feed themselves. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most effective tools to feed kids. Strengthening the program during this pandemic will provide communities with the relief they need today and as our nation recovers. 


  • Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign 
  • Elaine Waxman, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 
  • Jon West, Vice President of Programs, Atlanta Community Food Bank

When: Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm ET 

Where: Register online here. You can submit questions in advance by emailing

What: Speakers will discuss the sharp increase in food insecurity for families and kids because of the coronavirus, the urgent need to strengthen SNAP benefits and the needs they're seeing in local communities. 



About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.