NEWS ADVISORY:Share Our Strength Names Coalition a "No Kid Hungry Ally"
USDA and Chef John Currence to discuss new state efforts to fight child hunger
Washington, D.C. (June 26,2012) – Share Our Strength®, the national nonprofit ending childhood hunger in America, along with USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, Celebrity Chef John Currence, Arby’s Foundation Executive Director Kate Atwood and Hunger Free Heartland Director Sue Arment will discuss new efforts to fight child hunger through Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Allies program on a media teleconference on Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
More than 16 million children in the U. S. are at risk of hunger. The No Kid Hungry Allies program is part of the national No Kid Hungry campaign and will provide grants and resources to 13 nonprofit organizations in 12 states that are leading the fight to end childhood hunger in their communities through connecting kids to federal food and nutrition programs such as the School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Programs.
The No Kid Hungry campaign is at work in all 50 states and will announce a deeper commitment by partnering with organizations from Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The No Kid Hungry Allies program is funded by Share Our Strength, with support from the Arby's Foundation.
Who: Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; Tom Nelson, President, Share Our Strength; John Currence, Celebrity Chef (Mississippi); Sue Arment, Director, Hunger Free Heartland (Nebraska); Kate Atwood, Executive Director, the Arby’s Foundation; No Kid Hungry Allies program grantees from 12 states, including the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.
What: Media Teleconference to Discuss New State Efforts in States to Fight Child Hunger
When: Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EST