Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity, has a whole new meaning in 2020. Developed in 2012 as a day to encourage people to do good in the world, this year's anniversary of this movement comes in the time of a global crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic and is more important than ever before.
It has been a tumultuous year for so many, especially children who once depended on getting their only meal of the day at school.
“America's kids need us. The coronavirus is closing schools nationwide, once again, and millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on. For some, it's the only food they'll receive in a given day. We have a plan to feed kids, but we need your help today to continue our work to ensure every kid gets three meals a day.”
- No Kid Hungry
Childhood hunger is growing at an alarming rate. Projections have shown that as many as 18 million children could face hunger in the coming year. One of the most effective ways to help these children and their families is through federal nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC, and national school lunch programs, all of which are supported by the No Kid Hungry mission. They are sending emergency relief funds to communities across the country, helping to serve millions of meals to those in need.
No Kid Hungry worked with states to develop a map to help families easily find free meals for their kids by zip code, locating free school meal sites, food banks and other opportunities to ensure no child is left without a meal.
According to schoolnutrition.org It takes as little as $2.50 to feed a child a healthy, balanced school meal. That one meal can make a dramatic difference in their life.
This Giving Tuesday 2020, for every order placed we are donating the cost of one meal to No Kid Hungry to support their mission against childhood hunger and make a difference in the lives of our children. Join us in our mission of giving back to our communities, Giving Glad Dreams, and doing our best to make sure that no kid goes hungry.