Last week, I posted about how Yahoo has generously donated $20,000 to Share our Strength on behalf of Foodbuzz bloggers and readers. It’s amazing how many children this amount of money can help!
Since Share our Strength is a national organization, there are many parts of the US that are taking strides locally through No Kid Hungry. Since I’m from the New Orleans area, I was especially interested in reading about the endeavors out there.
No Kid Hungry in New Orleans partnered with local organizations, such as Second Harvest, Greater New Orleans Afterschool Partnership, Kingsley House, Tulane Community Health Care Centers, marketumbrella.org and Edible Schoolyard NOLA to help children in New Orleans have nutritious meals in the school and summer programs, as well as at home. I’m also glad to read that head start programs in New Orleans hold classes for low income families called “Cooking Matters“, which helps families plan and make nutritious meals for their families on a limited budget.
It’s so wonderful to read about the programs being offered in New Orleans. While it’s known as a great spot to travel, there are well over 32,000 students in New Orleans alone who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs, so a program like No Kid Hungry is definitely a necessity in the New Orleans area!
More information about the No Kid Hungry program in New Orleans can be found here.
Here’s more information about other state and city partnerships that are taking place with Share our Strength and No Kid Hungry! It’s amazing reading what everyone around the country is doing, and seeing that there are so many ways that we can all help with this fight against childhood hunger!
And don’t forget to join me in support of Yahoo!’s $20,000 commitment to Share our Strength!
Here are two quick things you can do raise awareness about this important cause:
1. Make Yahoo! your homepage now. (click on the button in my sidebar or click here)
2. Share the campaign with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers.