Results tagged “schools” from No Kid Hungry blog
If We Can Do It, So Can You!
May 10, 2011: A class of 22 first and second graders became inspired when they learned about the enormous number of children in America who are experiencing hunger. After taking the No Kid Hungry pledge, they launched their own service learning project called "Coins for Kids." The children began bringing in their coins and they haven't stopped!
Laying the Groundwork for Happy, Hunger Free Kids In Baltimore
Apr 19, 2011: My colleague Anna Mudd and I were visiting the elementary school to promote free summer meals in Baltimore to a student population, over 90% of whom qualify for free and reduced-price school lunch. Anna and I told them that everyone who takes the pledge wants to make sure that “every kid in Maryland, every kid in Baltimore, every kid at Montebello has enough good food to eat all year round.”
School Breakfast Programs in Action
Apr 15, 2011: I have been lucky to be a part of the Share Our Strength family since last October and have no shortage of motivation for the work that we do here. There are 17 million kids (that’s one in four) in our country who face hunger. I spend a lot of time talking about the sobering statistics and how the work of No Kid Hungry state and city-wide campaigns can help change them. Most days I do this from an office in Washington, D.C., but on March 15 I had the great opportunity as part of the Los Angeles No Kid Hungry Campaign launch to visit Rosecrans Elementary School in Compton, CA to observe an innovative Breakfast in the Classroom program.
Fasting for a Just Federal Budget
Apr 12, 2011: Because I didn’t eat mine last Wednesday. Along with Share Our Strength’s executive director Billy Shore and dozens of other members of our No Kid Hungry team, I fasted as a form of protest with the proposed House budget that hits the poor hardest through cuts to critical parts of the safety net.
Let Kids Cook
Mar 31, 2011: In fact, just last night I experienced the power of Jack’s idea at work in a Cooking Matters class at MC Terrell Elementary School in Southeast DC. It was week four of our six week class and we were talking about snack foods, everyone’s favorite. On the menu for tonight were stovetop macaroni and cheese, trail mix, fruit smoothies, and a raspberry lime fizz drink.
Grab ‘n Go GO-GO-GO!!!! A School Breakfast Program Model
Mar 24, 2011: Last week I had the privilege of going to Kellom Elementary School in Omaha to observe their Grab ‘n Go school breakfast, a fairly new concept in the provision of school breakfasts to our nation’s children. I must say that it was a remarkable experience watching 400 children eat their breakfast—remarkable in so many ways!
New Data: 1 in 5 Americans Unable to Afford Enough Food For Their Families
Mar 4, 2011: The Food Research and Action Center released a report this week about the state of “food hardship” in the U.S. The latest numbers show that food hardship stood at 18% in 2010, meaning that nearly one in five Americans struggled to afford enough food for their families last year, despite the recession easing.
School Breakfast Programs: See them in action
Mar 3, 2011: Parents and teachers agree – getting a healthy breakfast is the best way to start the school day off on the right foot. Unfortunately for a lot of children, eating breakfast before school isn’t possible, either because of hectic schedules, or for some, because there just isn’t enough food in the house to eat.
Teachers Report Video: Visualizing Hunger in the Classroom
Feb 23, 2011: Watch a video that brings the findings of our most recent report, Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report, to life.
Teachers Report on Hunger
Feb 22, 2011: Today, Share Our Strength is releasing the results of a survey of America's teachers. Because they're on the frontlines of this battle, we wanted to hear directly from them about the hunger they witness in the classroom. One thing rings loud and clear: childhood hunger is having an impact on students' ability to learn.
Fighting Hunger: A Student Crusade
Nov 11, 2010: Schools Serve's Director Mary Richman looks at high school senior Nicole Muller's college application, which talks about her anti-hunger advocacy and what moved her to action.