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Become a Champion: End Childhood Hunger

April 15, 2011  • 

In 2009, nearly 1 million children didn’t get enough to eat in the United States. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that some children in America do not have enough food to eat, since most of the pictures we see in newspapers or on television are of hungry kids in other countries that are poorer than the United States. The good news is that you can help other children get the food they need. You can help by yourself, with your family or with a group.

To get you started, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a series of new online tools and volunteer initiatives to increase the number of individuals, organizations and governments actively working to end childhood hunger. By visiting the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s website, you can access the initiatives listed below, make a commitment to end childhood hunger and join a network of people doing the same all across the country:

Stakeholder Guide to Ending Childhood Hunger:
a guide to assist individuals and organizations in and finding resources to help end childhood hunger. This guide will help you find ideas about how to take action right away. There are different sections for all types of stakeholders, including Youth, Parents of School-Aged Children, Volunteer Groups, Elected Officials and more – everyone has a role to play in ending hunger!

Become a Champion to End Hunger: an online commitment drive that encourages organizations and the individuals to select actions that they will take to reduce childhood hunger. Join a growing community of people making a commitment to strengthen and improve the health of every community across the nation!

End Hunger Volunteerism Portal: a website developed by the federal government’s Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) where organizations can post volunteer opportunities and individuals can search for volunteer opportunities in their communities. Sign up and be a champion against hunger!

Learn more. Make a commitment. Become a champion to end hunger today!