23 Dec Spotlight | No kid hungry | Feeding American kids in need.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 11 million children in the US lived in food-insecure homes. Following the pandemic, projections now show a drastic increase with 18 million children facing hunger this year in the US.
The issue has been exacerbated by school closures due to the pandemic. Many schools have food programs that many children depend on for reliable access to nutritious food. American organization No Kid Hungry works to eradicate hunger in the US by collecting donations and advocating for improved access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) so parents can receive funds for grocery shopping.
Organizations such as No Kid Hungry continuously tackle some of America’s most pressing issues, fighting the fight against hunger for a better, more equitable society.