No child should grow up hungry, but more than 16 million children in America are at risk of hunger. That’s one in five children who struggle with getting enough nutritious food. These kids are sick more often and have a harder time concentrating and performing well in school. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is committing to ending childhood hunger, but we need your school’s help!
If you are ready to get started, coordinators click here to register to get your free toolkit including a resource guide, t-shirt, poster and more!
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.
No Kid Hungry, Every Kid Healthy – Curriculum Based School Project
No Kid Hungry, Every Kid Healthy is a week-long event in which students will learn facts about childhood hunger, how to make healthier food choices and help other kids get the food they need to grow up strong and healthy. It’s a great learning experience, teaching students not only about their own health and nutrition, but also the value of helping others.
How It Works:
Students earn points each day of the event by completing various Every Kid Healthy activities, such as eating a new vegetable (5 points) or eating all five food groups in one day (5 points). For each activity completed, students track their points and ask friends and family to sponsor them for each point earned. For example, a student could ask their grandparent to pledge 50 cents for each point earned during the week, or Mom and Dad could pledge $1 for every day they complete an Every Kid Healthy activity. Curriculum and recipes from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters® is available for download by teachers or parents. At the end of the week, students return their donations to school to help make No Kid Hungry a reality! Students receive thank you gifts for their hard work starting at $15.
No Kid Hungry, Every Kid Healthy provides a way to teach kids about healthy eating habits while providing learning opportunity surrounding nutrition and helping others who may be struggling with hunger.
To get started, coordinators click here to register to get your free toolkit including a resource guide, t-shirt, poster and more!
There are other ways your school can help the No Kid Hungry campaign. Here are six more activities you can do at your school – many can be done in just one day – and all help feed hungry kids. $1 helps connect a child to 10 healthy meals so don’t wait!
Help Out Your Local Summer Meals Sitehour
Help kids in your area have a healthy, fun summer by holding a food drive or fundraising event to benefit a local summer meals site!Get Started Now!
Coins (or Dollars) for Kidshour
Everyone has plenty of loose change in their pockets or purse.Get Started Now!
Collecting items for your local food bank is a great activity for all ages.Get Started Now!
Sell Share Our Strength Donation Pin Upshour
Sell these pin ups in your school for $1 each and help to raise both funds and awareness for our nation's hungry children.Get Started Now!