I am proud to be a Generation No Kid Hungry ambassador. Generation No Kid Hungry is a branch of NKH, led by youth leaders. I thought I'd share an article I wrote for the Generation No Kid Hungry "Hunger Hero Spotlights". Read below to find out why No Kid Hungry is important to me and what inspired me to get involved.
"I first heard of No Kid Hungry while purchasing a baked good at a fundraiser. After doing a little more research, I was excited to find out what the campaign stands for. My family has lived across the US, in The Netherlands, and in Canada. I was surprised to see that hunger affected many kids in all neighborhoods we lived in. You always know that hunger is out there in the world, but many people have no idea that it occurs all around them. I started volunteering at food banks, food drives, and soup kitchens.
It was really when I saw the statistics of childhood hunger on the No Kid Hungry website (16.2 million children going hungry in the US alone), I knew I had to get further involved somehow. I wanted to help my peers.
No Kid Hungry has provided me and many others with the platform we need to participate in the conversation to end childhood hunger. Without the resources that No Kid Hungry provides children with, including the summer meals program, the number of hungry children around the world would be greater. For those reasons, I am forever grateful for the existence of No Kid Hungry!"
Here are some ways to get involved!
-Host a bake sale
-Volunteer at your local food bank
-Host an event (ex. dinner party)
-Through the "Cooking Matters" campaign you can volunteer to teach cooking classes or lead grocery store tours in your community!
-Enter your zip code here to find organizations near you combatting childhood hunger!
Some restaurants are donating a portion of their profits to NKH beyond the month of September. We enjoyed eating at Benihana this month!
Visit nokidhungry.org to learn more. Check out my fellow Generation No Kid Hungry Ambassadors here...all are such inspirations, I'm honored to be included! http://www.nokidhungry.org/blog/youth-advocates/2015/09/meet-generation-no-kid-hungry-ambassadors-no-kid-hungry-month
Let's end childhood hunger together!