Go Orange for No Kid Hungry
Over 16 million kids in America struggle with hunger. (That’s enough kids to fill over 200,000 school buses!) But you can help and it’s as simple wearing the color orange!
Orange is not just the color of Team No Kid Hungry; it’s actually the color of hunger awareness. On September 6th-9th join Team No Kid Hungry, young celebrities like Amandla Stenberg , Sierra McCormick and Jennifer Stone, corporate partners, nonprofit partners, and individuals like YOU in Go Orange for No Kid Hungry.
Go Orange for No Kid Hungry is a national effort to raise awareness about the 1 in 5 kids who face hunger every day. Get you school, sports team, youth group, friends and family involved by planning to wear orange on the same day. While rocking the color orange, help raise even more awareness by snapping a photo and sharing it with your Facebook Friends. Don’t forget to also share your photos on the No Kid Hungry 2 Facebook page.
Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest Winners
Over 200 essays were submitted and 7 winners have been selected. Congratulations to:
Grand Prize: Natasha Suri
Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest
Is your school, troop, sport team or club participating in Go Orange for No Kid Hungry and want to win up to $500? Your group could win by participating in the Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest.
In 500 words or less, participants must answer the following question: “Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you?”
To submit your essay, email your response and a photo of you or your group rocking the color orange to NoKidHungry2@strength.org. Title your email “2012 Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest.” The contest opens September 9th at 12:01a.m. EST and closes September 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST. When submitting your essay, be sure to include your full name and age. Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in two age categories: under the age of 15 and ages of 15-21.
- First: $500 cash prize
- Second: $250 cash prize
- Third: $125 cash prize
Essays will be graded on a 40 point scale. Before submitting, be sure to take a look at the Essay Rubric.
One prizes will be awarded per essay entry. If you entire class or youth group is submitting an essay, you can choose to use all or some of the prize money to purchase a class prize (i.e. a popcorn party, equipment or supplies for the entire classroom to share.)
Classrooms or youth organizations can submit one essay for each member of their group. Submissions can be submitted together in one email but will be judged separately. Yes, this means more than one member of your class or youth group could place in the top three! When submitting essays, be sure to include a contact phone number and email, the author’s name and age on each essay. Essays can be typed or handwritten. However, even if the essay is handwritten, it must be submitted electronically. Please scan handwritten essays and email them to NoKidHungry2@strength.org.
No Kid Hungry
A great first step to helping to end childhood hunger is to take the No Kid Hungry Pledge. By taking the pledge, you are adding your voice to the movement of people committed to ending childhood hunger in America.
HUNGER AFFECTS 16.2 MILLION AMERICAN KIDS – THAT’S 1 IN 5 – BUT YOU CAN HELP!
Wearing orange is just one way to help raise awareness for No Kid Hungry. Check out more ways to get involved.
“Hunger Hits Home”thirty
Watch a 40 minute Food Network documentary about hunger in America.Get Started Now!
Birthdays for No Kid Hungryhour
Dedicate your birthday to No Kid Hungry and ask for donations instead of presents.Get Started Now!
Talk to Congressten
As Congress reviews the Farm Bill, urge your Congressman to protect federal nutrition programs.Get Started Now!
Bake Sale for No Kid Hungryhour
Hosting a bake sale is a fun way to raise money for No Kid Hungry.Get Started Now!
Coins (or Dollars) for Kidshour
Everyone has plenty of loose change in their pockets or purse.Get Started Now!