On this Giving Tuesday I’m taking a break from our regular content to shine a light on No Kid Hungry, a charity close to my heart,
When Maddie was first born, I was pushing her around Whole Foods looking at the perfectly stacked and shiny fruits and vegetables and a thought hit me out of nowhere: most kids don’t have access to this.
I was so bothered I went home and started to look more into food scarcity in America and discovered No Kid Hungry.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. They work to remove the obstacles that stand between children living with hunger in America and the food they need.
Today, in the richest country in the world, 1 in 6 kids is at risk of hunger.
It’s a disgrace. Especially when you realize that feeding our country’s children is the path to ending poverty, inequality, and every other issues facing our great nation.
We can all agree that, with our plethora of resources, quiet literally at our finger tips, we should be able to figure this out.
But agreement doesn’t get clicks, and talking heads can’t insight division.
So we don’t hear nearly enough about it.
At the heart of No Kid Hungry’s mission is their school food program.
Millions of kids across America go to school hungry and rely on school meals as their only “for sure” meal of day.
Which means that the summer is the worst time of year for a child with food insecurities.
Which also means that when schools locked down due to Covid, millions of kids didn’t know where their next meal was coming from.
Other than being annoyed, and totally burned out, Covid didn’t impact us. We have a house full of happy kids and a pantry full of food, so it’s more important than ever that we share our resources.
So I’m taking a percentage of our November revenue and making a donation today.
Any amount will make a huge impact on the life of child. You can donate directly to the organization here.