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Did you know that 1 in 6 kids in America lives with hunger? That’s millions of kids that go to school everyday on an empty stomach, because there isn’t enough food at home. If that isn’t enough, research shows America’s teachers are spending an average of $300 each year from their own pockets to buy food for their students. But, as parents and teachers know, hungry kids can’t learn.
Powered by Breakfast hosted by No Kid Hungry
The good news is that childhood hunger is a problem that we can work together to solve! Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a fun and informative community event called Powered by Breakfast at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier hosted by No Kid Hungry.
While in attendance, I played a few classic games of corn hole, listened to an impressive female DJ mix some great tunes and hopped on a stationary bike for 30 seconds to help raise funds to fight child hunger. Even the smallest of folks got involved by coloring pretty pictures and sampling delicious snacks provided by Chobani.
About No Kid Hungry
While talking with the knowledgeable staff at the Powered by Breakfast event, I learned that No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. I discovered that more than half of the children who qualify for free school breakfast aren’t even receiving it. That was another eye opening statistic for me. My kids always eat their breakfast when I serve it to them.
The No Kid Hungry staff went on to share that the most effective way to feed hungry kids is by changing how schools serve breakfast. Breakfast at school gives kids the fuel they need to reach their potential. Therefore, when we make breakfast part of the school day, just we do like lunch, we can feed a lot more kids.
How To Help End Child Hunger in LA
No Kid Hungry is proud to work with Kellogg’s, Citi, Amazon, and General Mills to make sure every kid is Powered by Breakfast every day. Learn how you and your family can also get involved in helping to end childhood hunger with these suggestions.
- Make a tax-deductible gift to No Kid Hungry that will provide vulnerable kids with nutritious food. Every $50 dollars you give can provide up to 500 meals for a child who is still facing hunger.
- Host a bake sale. Every $10 you raise can feed a child up to 100 meals. Every cookie and cupcake can make a difference!
- Go out for a great dinner at one of the many restaurants that support No Kid Hungry’s work across the country.
- Make a memorial or honor gift in a loved one’s name. By making a tax-deductible donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, you not only make sure hungry kids are connected to food where they live, learn and play — you’re also paying tribute to a person’s life, whether you are honoring their memory, expressing condolences to a family, or celebrating a significant occasion such as birthdays, weddings or special accomplishments.
- Request a match from your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees. By simply completing a matching gift form, you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift!
To learn more about No Kid Hungry and how to get involved, visit http://bit.ly/2BVa9YF.
Thanks for making a difference!