Results tagged “youth” from No Kid Hungry blog
Starting a No Kid Hungry Chapter at My University
Jul 25, 2012: Christine P, a student at the University of South Carolina, tells how she and friends started a No Kid Hungry chapter at their university and shares their plans for the year.
A Better Future!
Jul 13, 2012: The New Mexico Summer Meals Challenge, developed by the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger and Dairy Max, has officially launched. Adapted from the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 and Action for Healthy Kids ReCharge! curriculum, the Summer Challenge is centered around both nutrition education and physical activity, as studies indicate that children who face hunger are more susceptible to obesity.
Fighting Hunger In Arkansas
Jul 6, 2012: Many kids view summer as the time when they don’t have to go to school, they play with their friends, and they create lasting memories. But for thousands of children in Arkansas, it is a scary period of time worrying about how they'll eat without the safety net of school breakfast and lunch.
Earn Points and Prizes!
Jun 27, 2012: Hey kids, parents and teachers! Raise your voice, take action, and earn prizes! [www.NoKidHungry2.org](http://nokidhungry2.org/) is an interactive website for youth to get involved with the No Kid Hungry campaign. It is filled with lots of learning activities and dozens of fundraising and awareness ideas. Now supporting No Kid Hungry is even more fun because you can earn points that can be traded in for fun gear!
How Kids Can Help No Kid Hungry
Jun 22, 2012: My mom is always asking me to clean out my room and get rid of anything I don’t play with anymore. I realized I wasn’t using my American Girl dolls so I decided to sell my American girl dolls and make money for the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. I told my mom my plan and she was really happy to hear that I wanted to do this so we took pictures of everything and went online to Craig’s list . We posted the pictures and some information about the items and said the price was $500 and all of the money would be going to Share Our Strength. Within a few hours we got a phone call and before we knew it, we had sold the entire collection to a little girl on Long Island whose mom was also really happy to be helping us raise money for No Kid Hungry.
Ask your governor to help kids this summer
Jun 8, 2012: With summer just around the corner, I’m sure that you, like other people I know, have already begun to think about how you’ll spend the summer months.
Crazy Clothes Day
Jun 6, 2012: This year at my school, each student who participated in our academically gifted program had to do a service learning project. I looked at a lot of potential issues, but decided hunger was the most important problem, because food is a basic necessity you need to survive. I tried to imagine what it would be like to have very little to eat.
After School Snack Attack!
May 30, 2012: It happens to all of us. We go to our cabinets after school to get a snack and we’re faced with so many choices! You’ve got the cheap, easy, and always classic junk food options. Then, there are the childhood favorites like ice cream and pizza bites that make the decision even harder! And of course there are always the healthy choices like fruits or vegetables whose call are, let’s just say, less than persistent.
Leading the Way
May 22, 2012: Students of all ages are getting involved with No Kid Hungry by planning fundraising and awareness events at their schools. The first step to getting your school involved is by visiting nokidhungry2.org. NoKidHungry2 is an interactive website for youth aged 5-25 who are interested in getting more involved. The site is filled with fun learning activities, fundraising ideas and more. There is even a section for teachers and parents! Use it to teach your kids about the issue of childhood hunger and the importance of helping others
People Always Disagree on Things, but It Seems Like Everyone Enjoys Eating Cupcakes
May 9, 2012: I first heard about the Great American Bake Sale from reading a memoir by my favorite Food Network chef, Sandra Lee (her book Made from Scratch is my favorite book of all time!). After I read it, I felt very inspired to get involved with Share Our Strength. I teamed up with my friend, Margaret to develop our project, “Baking for Change.” For every cupcake we would sell through our fundraiser, the proceeds would go to the Great American Bake Sale.
Turning TV into Reality!
Apr 27, 2012: As president of Deep Run High Schools’s FCCLA Chapter, I was tasked to think of a big project for FCCLA Week that was fun, interactive, and supportive of Share Our Strength, the National Outreach Partner for FCCLA. After watching the show, Cake Boss, I was inspired! I changed the rules and formatted it to fit into a typical high school and thus, FCCLA Cake Boss was born. The idea was simple: have teachers create and decorate their own cakes and have the students vote on their favorites.
Taste of the Nation Turns Up the Heat In Washington DC
Apr 20, 2012: On April 4th, thousands of supporters wishing to end childhood hunger in America gathered at the National Building Museum at Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation Washington, D.C. Share Our Strength’s Taste of The Nation is one of the organizations most highly anticipated fundraisers of the year. Attendees can sample a variety of small plates, speak to their favorite chefs, and watch the live competition between chefs. Over 40 cities across the United States hold their own Taste of the Nation event featuring local chefs and mixologists.
A Night of Charity Continues
Apr 13, 2012: After the success of the first “Share Our Strength Charity Dinner,” I was extremely excited to see the event continue in the next academic semester. With the unanimous support of those that had worked on the dinner last year, we set in motion the leadership of the next dinner.
Hunger Day Fundraiser
Mar 30, 2012: After tossing around several ideas for FCCLA’s National Outreach Project, my chapter decided to host a Hunger Day at our school. On this day, students, teachers, and faculty could show their support of Share Our Strength by signing the No Kid Hungry Pledge, buying an event t-shirt, and fasting during the school day.
Food Blogger Bake Sale
Mar 23, 2012: Hosting a Great American Bake Sale is more than just asking a bunch of people to make some treats for you to sell. Hosting a bake sale is all about baking treats with friends and family, communicating with many interesting people, and knowing that the money you will raise --even if it’s just a little--will help to end childhood hunger in America.
Take a Stand at NoKidHungry2.org
Mar 20, 2012: As a college student in our nation’s capitol, I know food power is brainpower. Washington D.C. is a city always on the move, and I could not keep up the pace without a good meal every morning.
Eye-opening Hunger Moment
Mar 16, 2012: During my first semester in college, I began interning at a local food pantry called Project SHARE, where we serve hundreds of people every month with fresh food, clothing, and nutrition education. One day while I was at the food pantry, I saw a woman who works at the café I frequent. She was there along with her family waiting for emergency food. Even though I see hunger and poverty on a regular basis with my internship, I never really thought that the woman I speak to every day during late-night snack runs had been dealing with the issue.
Five Steps on How to Plan a Fundraiser
Mar 9, 2012: The Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, is proud to have Share Our Strength as the National Outreach Partner for the next five years. FCCLA is a national organization of over 200,000 High School and Middle School students across the United States who are developing leadership skills through Family and Consumer Sciences education. For the next five years FCCLA students will be hosting fundraising events across the United States to not only raise funds for No Kid Hungry but to bring awareness to the issue of childhood hunger in America.
Baking a Difference
Mar 1, 2012: We are so excited to launch into the ninth, yes NINTH, season of Great American Bake Sale! We kicked off the season with a bang yesterday -- with an all-day, Leap Day tweet-a-thon.
Leap Day Tweet-a-Thon For Great American Bake Sale
Feb 21, 2012: Holy macarons, Great American Bake Sale is launching its 9th season on February 29th, leap day. Are you ready for another great bake sale season? Last year the Great American Bake Sale raised over 1.4 million dollars and I am ready to top that! Grab your apron and spatula because this year is going to be even sweeter.