Helping Feed Hungry Kids Together - No Kid Hungry
“No child in America should go hungry, but millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The programs to feed hungry kids in our country already exist. The food is out there. But not enough kids are getting it.”
According to the USDA, more than 11 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. That phrase may sound mild, but it means that those households don't have enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life.
And that number dates from before the coronavirus pandemic. Today, projections show that 18 million children could face hunger this year.
Hunger is a problem that most often affects children from low-income families. In 2018, the federal poverty level was $25,750 for a family of four. Over 38 million, or 12% of all Americans, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 15 million of those were children.
Now, 1 in 4 children in the United States could face hunger this year because of the coronavirus.
Why? Because millions of children have lost the healthy school meals they depend on. And just as the outbreak has closed schools, it has also closed many businesses, leaving millions of Americans out of work and struggling to afford food for their children.
No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure children get the food they need, both during this crisis and in its aftermath. Through a combination of emergency grants, strategic assistance, advocacy, and awareness, we are equipping communities with the resources they need.”
The information above is facts taken straight from the No Kid Hungry website. The links below provide more detailed information about this charity.
When COVID hit we knew we wanted to help in any way that we could and we wanted to do so on a local level. While researching we happened upon the No Kid Hungry website and were devastated to learn millions of kids go hungry every day due to poverty. The numbers at the time were not reflective of the pandemic we had just entered into. Now, these numbers have only grown.
We decided to start donating to No Kid Hungry NC in an effort to help provide meals to these desperate children. We cannot thank our High Vibers enough for all of your orders! Together we have helped provide 5,971 meals to hungry kids! Together, let’s keep feeding kids!
1 in 4 kids could face hungry this year.