Every day across America, the unfortunate effects of childhood hunger can be seen. It’s the child who has trouble learning or who visits the school nurse more often with stomach aches or headaches. Surprised? Here are some of the facts about childhood hunger in America:
- Hunger affects 16.2 million American kids – that’s 1 in 5.
- Only 1 out of 6 eligible kids get free summer meals.
- Less than half of eligible children get free or reduced-price school breakfast.
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- If you are a University student looking to start a No Kid Hungry University Chapter on your campus, learn more and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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.
Do Your Part
Now that you’ve learned a little more about childhood hunger in America, you’re probably thinking, wow, what can I do to help? We’ve got the answers! Whether you’re raising awareness or raising money, everyone can do their part to end childhood hunger. We have ways to involve your parents and teachers, too. You can do some of these activities with your whole family or your classmates to spread the word. For every action you complete, you can earn rewards points that can be traded in for fun NKH2 Gear. Here are a couple ideas to get you started. For even more ideas, Act Now!
No Kid Hungry, Every Kid Healthy
Learn how to make healthy food choices while also helping hungry kids across America.
Go Orange for No Kid Hungry
Orange is the color of hunger awareness.