Share Our Strength launched the Michigan No Kid Hungry initiative in partnership with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, an organization committed to mobilizethe caring power of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways, and with support from the office of Governor Rick Snyder and the State of Michigan. The campaign will connect Michigan kids with nutritious meals where they live, learn, and play. The first-year priorities are increasing access to federal child nutrition program such as school breakfast and summer meals programs and teaching families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods through Cooking Matters.
The core goals of Michigan No Kid Hungry are to:
- Improve access to public and private programs that provide food to families and their children who need it and are not receiving it
- Strengthen community infrastructure and systems for getting healthy food to children
- Increase statewide outreach to families about available programs, healthy food choices and how to get the most from limited resources
The Arby’s Foundation, whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America, is the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed more than $57 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation has launched a bold new movement to educate, mobilize and empower Americans with the knowledge and resources needed to ensure food security for every single child. With more than 16.7 million U.S. children—more than 1 in 5—facing hunger daily, the Arby’s Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby’s Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through its Cooking Matters program. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan mobilizes the caring power of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout the region. The organization is led by a diverse group of volunteers from business, labor, government, human services, education and the community. United Way provides opportunities to invest in the metropolitan Detroit community through its annual Campaign and is a leader in convening partners to impact local residents each year by increasing economic self-sufficiency, protecting children and youth at risk, strengthening families, empowering neighborhoods and communities, and promoting health and wellness.