Hope on the horizon for hungry children
After a grueling year of hunger, we're finally seeing early signs of hope. President Biden's COVID relief proposal and a series of executive orders add up to swift, immediate action to address our nation's hunger crisis. But there's more work to be done before we can declare victory.
Observing Black History Month
This February, we're celebrating stories about the the instrumental role people of color have played in pioneering solutions and providing leadership in the fight to end hunger and poverty.
Be sure to check out our blog this month for stories from some of the No Kid Hungry campaign’s Black staff members about their own experiences with childhood hunger and why the work of feeding kids matters to them. Our first blog post is by Ervin Bishop, who works for better national nutrition programs as federal advocacy manager for No Kid Hungry.
ADD PASSION AND STIR: Billy Shore on Biden's Hunger Plan and Kwame Onwuachi on Race and Rebuilding
In this special edition of his Add Passion and Stir podcast, Billy Shore explores the Biden Administration's commitment to addressing the hunger crisis, and hosts a return visit with Chef, Restaurateur and Hunger Hero Kwame Onwuachi.
In his memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef Onwuachi says “I try to speak my mind and speak truthfully. There are a lot of people who share similar stories and when they hear someone being vocal about it, it lets them know that they’re not alone.”
“We as a country have had this narrative that when people struggle, it’s because of a lack of personal responsibility and bad choices. When a child born in a certain county has a life expectancy shorter than that of Cambodia, that’s not because that infant is making a bad choice. It’s because we as a society are making bad choices about healthcare, education and jobs,” says Kristof.
You Can Help Feed Hungry Kids Every Day
You care. Why not help every day by joining No Kid Hungry’s monthly giving program? Each month, your generous donation will go into action to get food to kids who might otherwise go without.
Donate by February 28, and the Arby’s Foundation will donate an extra $50 for each new monthly donor, up to $50,000.