Sodexo Foundation and Share Our Strength
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
At Share Our Strength, we see a future in which no child in America grows up hungry. Through the No Kid Hungry Campaign – a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 – Share Our Strength is working with governors, mayors and state, community, faith and private sector leaders across the country to connect families at risk of hunger with the programs that can help them. Our focus is on long-term change, the difference between just feeding a child today and making sure that children in the United States never go hungry again.
Sodexo Foundation and Share Our Strength have been uniting their efforts in the fight against childhood hunger in America since 2003. Sodexo was one of the first companies to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The Foundation’s support for our campaign in Maryland and Washington, D.C. right from the beginning helped Share Our Strength develop the childhood hunger strategy that we are now implementing throughout the nation. Sodexo Foundation’s extraordinary commitment demonstrates how powerful private-public partnerships can be in working together to end childhood hunger.
One of the main priorities for the Sodexo Foundation’s philanthropic activities is to engage youth in the national anti-hunger movement by encouraging and educating a new generation of passionate and dedicated young leaders who will advocate for this cause among their school peers and friends. To further this mission, Sodexo Foundation provided funding for a collaborative effort of Share Our Strength and YSA to create an online youth action center: No Kid Hungry 2. In addition, Sodexo and YSA are partnering to fund thousands of dollars of grants for lead organizations, teachers and students for hunger projects throughout the nation.
This online resource center is a great tool for young people from across the United States that are passionate about solving hunger issues in their community, as well as for teachers and parents. It has age-appropriate ideas and resources to help young leaders, parents and teachers organize volunteer activities and advocacy efforts to raise awareness in their schools and neighborhoods. No Kid Hungry 2 will be integrated with other social media outlets that are commonly used by young people and will help to build a shared community of interests and activities supporting anti-hunger youth advocacy.
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign – a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 – Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Visit NoKidHungry.org to get involved.
The Sodexo Foundation, the charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., is committed to being a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation. More than 16 million children in the United States are at-risk of hunger and to help them, we must eliminate hunger in America. The Sodexo Foundation supports innovative programs to help children and families in the United States who are at-risk of hunger. From nutrition programs for children to engaging youth in hunger-fighting community service activities, the Foundation supports hunger-related initiatives on local, state, and national levels. To learn more visit www.SodexoFoundation.org
YSA (Youth Service America) improves communities worldwide by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement. The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities. YSA’s programs include: Public mobilization campaigns, grant programs and resources and trainings. To learn more visit To learn more visit www.ysa.org
Additional Youth Partners
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. To learn more visit www.FCCLAinc.org
- generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the youth division of Points of Light Institute, generationOn has brought the nation’s leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella including New York-based Children for Children, The League, Learning to Give, Points of Light Institute’s Kids Care Clubs, HandsOn Schools, and HandsOn Network’s youth-driven programs. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, generationOn gives kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.To learn more visit www.generationOn.org