World Food Day: Co-ops Working Together to End Hunger
Every parent knows that a hungry child is a disadvantaged child. He can’t grow, develop and learn like other kids. She has trouble focusing and getting along. They complain often of headaches, stomachaches and other ailments. They fall behind in virtually every way.
In the world’s wealthiest nation, no child should grow up hungry. Yet over the course of a year, more than 16 million children in America cannot count on having enough nutritious food. That’s one in five kids in America today who struggle with hunger.
We can help. World Food Day is October 16. In support of this worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and action around hunger issues, our co-op is joining other food co-ops across the country to raise $100,000 for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, a national effort to end childhood hunger in America.
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry brings together governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, federal and state agencies, educators and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with food and nutrition programs where they live, learn and play. No Kid Hungry also teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters® and invests in community organizations that fight hunger.
How can you help?
Our co-op is donating 1% of all sales from Saturday, October 13 (to a maximum of $400), so shop with us on the 13th.
Help us fight childhood hunger in our communities! It's just one of the ways food co-ops and our shoppers and owners are building a better world. We are Stronger Together!