This summer 6 out of 7 hungry kids will go hungry, but with programs like No Kid Hungry Share Summer, we can help spread the word to help end childhood hunger.
This post is sponsored by No Kid Hungry. All opinions are my own.
No Kid Hungry- Helping End Hunger One Meal at a Time
It’s summertime and the kids are having fun playing video games and grabbing snacks all day from the pantry. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for some kids in America. For kids that rely on free meals at school, summer can be some of the hungriest months for them. In fact, 6 out of 7 hungry kids don’t get the summer meals that they need.
Sadly, 1 in 6 kids in America lives in hunger. In Texas alone, this number jumps to 1 in 4.
No Kid Hungry Campaign
Thankfully, No Kid Hungry is here to help! No Kid Hungry believes that no child should go hungry in America. Through No Kid Hungry Share Summer campaign, they are doing everything they can to end hunger with great corporations like Imagine Snacks and Amerigroup Corporation. No Kid Hunger has developed effective programs that provide kids with the food that they need! Through these effective programs, they are helping end hunger in kids throughout the country.
No Kid Hungry is teaming up with great sponsors throughout the country to help provide summer meals to those who need it most! They are doing this by providing free summer meals to those who rely on free meals through the schools. There are free summer meal sites throughout the country at various schools and community centers to find one you just have to text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.
I was so fortunate to get to attend one of these meals with an awesome group of 75 kids! These kids were the most amazing kids I had ever met. Words cannot comprehend how amazing they were. They were so happy to be at the summer meal site having lunch with a bunch of their friends!
Childhood Hunger is a problem we can solve
Sometimes we feel like childhood hunger is bigger than us and it is a problem that cannot be solved, but guess what? It is totally solvable!
Through effective programs like Share Summer, they are helping combat hunger by providing meals to kids who need them. Schools and community groups throughout the country run summer meal sites where kids can come and eat breakfast and lunch for free. No Kid Hungry helps local organizations start up these sites and helps operate them and give them the equipment they need such as mobile meal trucks as well as coolers.
Summer meals sites aren’t much good if we do not know about them or the people who really need them don’t know about them, so we can help No Kid Hungry by spreading the word about the summer share program! We can let them know to text “FOOD” to 877-877 find free summer meal sites in their neighborhoods. Anyone can text the number, parents, grandparents, and caregivers, even the kids can text! Over one million families have used No Kid Hungry’s texting service to find free summer meals in their area!
There are many other ways for you to help as well such as helping fundraise, donating, attending events and more! Together we can make a difference!
No Kid Hungry is helping end childhood hunger throughout the United States and I am so humbled to help support a great cause.
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!