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Thank You from Team No Kid Hungry

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone, our thankfulness remains. We at Share Our Strength are dedicating today, and the subsequent weeks, to say thank you to all of you who make our work possible.

2012 was a year of extraordinary progress and impact for the No Kid Hungry Campaign. We reached record numbers of children with after school snacks, summertime meals, and breakfasts to start the school day. We changed thousands of lives by teaching families to shop for and cook healthy…

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Added by Molly Burke on December 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

To Our Friends Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Over the past weeks, Share Our Strength has been connecting our partner organizations on the ground in New York and New Jersey to needed resources. Our partners at City Harvest, the Food Bank for NYC (both in New York City), and Community FoodBank of New Jersey are working around the clock to get needed meals and food assistance to thousands of families in the affected areas. Additionally, Share Our Strength has made emergency grants to each of these three critical relief organizations and…

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Added by Molly Burke on November 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Success!

Thanks to everyone who supported Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry this September, we’re going to beat our fundraising goal of $5 million, and that means many more kids will get the food they need to learn, grow and be healthy.

A year ago that goal seemed impossibly high to some—it was double what we’d achieved in 2011, and the restaurant industry was predicting modest growth in a slowly…

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Added by Molly Burke on November 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

So this is what all the #NoKidHungry is about!

In the last couple of weeks, you have likely seen at least one reference to #NoKidHungry.  Between Go Orange Day, avatars bearing the distinctive orange Twibbons, our SNAP protection advocacy work, and our general No Kid Hungry September outreach, we've been able to use the power of social media to help bring awareness to the issue of childhood hunger in America.

To really band the restaurant industry and other anti-hunger advocates together, we also continued our tradition of…

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Added by Molly Burke on September 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

TwEAT OUT with us September 17th!

Join the restaurant industry and Share Our Strength's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry all day on Monday, September 17th for the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry TwEAT OUT! You can help us spread awareness for the Dine Out with more than 2,000 bloggers and tweeters.

When: Monday, September 17, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

How to Participate:

On Twitter:

Follow @Dine_Out and…

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Added by Molly Burke on September 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to the new No Kid Hungry Allies!

Share Our Strength officially launched the No Kid Hungry Allies Program in June. With 13 Allies in 12 states across the country, this milestone marks an important growth of the No Kid Hungry campaign’s national footprint.

The No Kid Hungry Allies program engages communities across the nation to end childhood hunger by surrounding kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play. Allies are committed to making the No Kid Hungry campaign model work in their state. This means…

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Added by Molly Burke on July 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Arby's Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour in Atlanta

The sun was high, the tunes were roaring and kids of the Thomasville Center of Hope were thrilled to help kickoff Arby’s mobile truck tour, “Hungry for Happiness!” On Thursday, May 31st, folks from all across Atlanta came together to generate awareness around one of the most critical times of the year for children who struggle with hunger—summer.

How could summer, one of the most wonderful times of the year for many, especially if you are below the age of 18, ever be thought of as…

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Added by Molly Burke on June 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Out of School, Out of Food

While most of us are looking forward to vacations, barbecues in the park and more, 17 million children in America will be facing greater risk of going hungry this summer. And if we don’t act now, these kids will be facing missed meals and hungry stomachs instead of the fun childhood summers they deserve.

When schools let out for summer break, many low-income families aren’t able to afford the healthy meals their children would normally receive during the rest of the academic year.…

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Added by Molly Burke on June 4, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Letters from Food Stamp Families: The Truth About Federal Nutrition Programs

In our work to protect SNAP funding, Share Our Strength has invited our supporters to stand up against cuts in the program by contacting their Congressional representatives. We also asked those who had been on food assistance to share their own personal stories with us. We have received more than 80 responses, and after reading the stories submitted, Billy Shore, Share Our Strength’s Founder and CEO, sent a letter to our staff. In it, he wrote, “The connection between what we do every day…

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Added by Molly Burke on May 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

National Restaurant Association Enhances Support for No Kid Hungry

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign got a huge boost recently when our fabulous longstanding partners, the National Restaurant Association, committed to enhanced long-term support for our campaign.

At the Association’s Leadership Affairs Conference Gala on April 17th, National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney announced that the organization’s commitment to work together with Share Our Strength to triple the funds raised for Share Our Strength’s No Kid…

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Added by Molly Burke on April 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Hunger Hits Home!

 

Our partners at Food Network have produced an amazing documentary about childhood hunger that premieres this coming Saturday on their network — Saturday, April 14 at 8P et and pt/ 7P ct, entitled Hunger Hits Home.

I am viewing the documentary in full tonight with the rest of my Share Our Strength colleagues, and I’ve watched pieces of it several times as they’ve been released. The Documentary powerfully tells the story of hardworking American families who are…

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Added by Molly Burke on April 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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