Help fight hunger in the summer!

When school lets out for the summer, millions of children lose access to the school breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks they receive during the regular school year. Only 1 out of 6 children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continue to receive meals during the summer months. Low-income families with children face even more challenges during the summer when they stretch their food budget to provide additional meals for their children.

 

But you can help! Gather your friends, family, students, and co-workers by hosting a “Hunger in the Summer” project at your school, workplace, or community center. Ask each person to bring nutritious non-perishable snacks to donate to a local food pantry in your community to help kids have a happier and healthier summer! Consider giving out prizes to the person who donates the most food at your office or community organization!

 

Once you've made your donation, tell us about it here so that we can count you towards our goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!


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Stories from across America

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting photos and stories of people across America who are donating snacks for children in need and being Champions for Kids in their community!  To share your story with us, click here and let us know how you helped children in your community!  

May 2nd
Whitney from It’s Gravy, Baby took the idea of a community toy chest, and donated toys for children who like to play outdoors in her community to share. See more about her outdoorsy donation here.  
May 2nd
Andrea from Adventures in All Things Food decided to give to a local HeadStart program.  She knows that kids need to play, and she wanted to help make sure they were able to have fun!  Find out what she gave here.
May 2nd
Charity from The Coupon Snob used her networking skills to get jerseys donated for her local community center’s basketball team!  Find out what else she gave in her Game Day Challenge here.
May 2nd
Jessica from Hungry Harps donated a ton of items to the Children’s Receiving Center of Sacramento.  You have to see to believe how much she was able to give.  Check it out here.
May 2nd
Kristen from Our Ordinary Life got her little girl involved in donating to her local Boys & Girls Club.  Check out how her daughter was able to gather a box full of sports equipment here.
May 2nd
Not only did Megan from Half-Pint Handouts and her daughters purchase sports equipment to donate to kids in need, they also MADE beanbags!  How cool is that? Check out their thoughtful donation here.
May 2nd
Crystal from A Pumpkin and A Princess mobilized her family, friends…and her young daughter, to gather donations for the Boys & Girls Club.  Check out her colorful contributions here.  
May 2nd
Mariah from Formula Mom knows hows important it is teach children to be active when they’re young.  Take a look at her super adorable Toddler Game Day here.
May 2nd
Jayna from Behind the Studio knew exactly what would get kids moving…volleyball!  See more about her donation to the Christian Care Center here.
April 30th
Angie from My Four Monkeys organized a playground equipment drive with her children for her church’s bus ministry.  In addition to bussing children to the church, the ministry sponsors tons of fun events for the kids that they serve!  See what Angie...