Pledge to End Childhood Hunger in America

Pledge to End Childhood Hunger in America

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      No Kid Hungry

According to numbers recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2010, more than 16 million children faced hunger. That’s one in every five children in America!

When children don’t get the healthy food they need, they are less likely to succeed in school – focusing more on their empty stomachs than the lesson at hand. They’re more likely to exhibit behavioral, emotional and academic problems and tend to be more aggressive and anxious.

Kids aren’t hungry because we don’t have enough food. We have plenty of food and effective programs exist to feed hungry children. But barriers like transportation, lack of knowledge about the programs, and stigma are keeping kids from this food. Removing those barriers and connecting kids with nutritious food is what the No Kid Hungry Campaign is all about.

We need your help to tackle this large but solvable problem in our country. Together, we’re going to get more kids enrolled in school breakfast and after school and summer meals programs. And we’re going to teach low-income families how to shop and eat well on a budget.

Get started by taking the No Kid Hungry Pledge today and joining the national movement of people dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the United States.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It's long past time that we cater to the needs of the needy instead of the insatiable greed of the greedy...

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    • Richard Seeger CHEBOYGAN, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      A developed country, dealing with Hunger problems? It needs to be fixed!

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    • Tom and Adrian-Lee Steininger ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      No child in rich America should have to go hungry or in any other country when so few have so much they could share with the poor.

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    • Jill Kuehn SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Why is it that any American is hungry?

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    • Deborah Shillam KEIGHLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      I watched something a few months back showing the obscene amount of food that is left rotting in farmer's fields in the US. I also saw how much food is thrown away by stores, restaurants and so forth.

      Clearly the amount of food available is not ever a problem. What is a problem is that wealth is so unevenly distributed and no one in power seems to care that children and adults go to bed hungry every night. There is no excuse for this abuse of the most vulnerable and it shames the US when the rest of the world sees so much want in a country that simply cannot excuse this situation.

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