According to numbers recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2010, 16.2 million children lived in households that struggled to afford food, skipped meals or ate inadequate diets due to a lack of money and resources. That is one in every five children in America who are faced with hunger.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There is plenty of nutritious food in America to make sure every child grows up healthy and thrives. What’s missing is access to this food. If families don’t have reliable access to healthy, affordable food, they can’t possibly feed their children well.
We need your help to make sure that all children have access to the food they need where they live, learn, and play. Please join us today, by taking the No Kid Hungry pledge and joining the movement of people dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the United States.