Child Hunger

Between Starving Children and Thriving Children, There’s Rajeev.

An Interview with Rajeev Kumar, Global Procurement Manager in IT
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“Not everyone can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

He’s passionate about feeding the hungry, his dream is to create a home for the homeless, and he works here at Cisco.

Meet Rajeev Kumar.

Rajeev has been involved in volunteering for more than 30 years, founding two nonprofit organizations — his first one when he was only 16 years old — that help relieve hunger for children in slums and people living on the streets in India.

2017 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships Now Open

Apply for a scholarship and be part of the 2017 Hunger Squad
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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation recently recognized Ian McKenna, also known as The Giving Gardener, age 12, from Austin, TX for driving awareness and being a catalyst for eliminating hunger in his community. Ian created The Giving Garden. The program grows school and community gardens so children in need can take home fresh fruits and vegetables to their families. Ian’s amazing efforts earned him a 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship as well as an additional $5000 grant for winning the Hunger Squad video competition.

Hunger Is Closer Than You Think: Walmart Secures Meals for Those in Need

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You may not realize it, but those in your community may be going to bed hungry. Today, YOU can join us and help fight hunger in America. Purchase participating items in-store and online to join Walmart and Feeding America to help secure meals for those in need.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/FightHungerWalmart.

Building a Stable Future For Our Country’s 48 Million Food-Insecure People

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48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger – meaning they do not always have access to the food they need to live an active, healthy life. Feeding America aims to get more nutritious food to more people. In this post from our Shape the Future Blog Series, Feeding America shares how they are working to solve hunger in our nation.

BJ’s Wholesale Clubs Help Fight Summer Hunger

Local BJ's Clubs donate food and supplies to hunger relief agencies this summer
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According to the USDA, nearly 22 million children rely on free and reduced-priced lunch to sustain a full and nutritious diet nationwide - only 18% of children that receive school lunch access summer meal assistance. To help ensure that these children get enough to eat during the summer months, local Clubs partnered with hunger-relief agencies in July to donate both food and funds to support various summer feeding programs.

Arby’s Foundation Honored by Share Our Strength with Prestigious Great Oak Award

Share Our Strength recognizes the work and partnership of the Arby’s Foundation in their work and mission to end childhood hunger in America.
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At the ninth annual Give Me Five dinner, a Share Our Strength culinary event held in Atlanta, the Arby’s Foundation received the highly-esteemed Great Oak Award for their commitment to ending childhood hunger in America. Share Our Strength’s President, Tom Nelson, presented the award to Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Chefs on Wheels

By Nicole Duncan
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Neville Craw had not been on a bicycle since high school, but it did not deter him from pedaling 300 miles in three days between Santa Barbara and San Diego, California.

The Arby’s chef was part of Chefs Cycle, a charity program under the larger No Kid Hungry initiative, which seeks to end childhood hunger in the U.S. Only in its second year, Chefs Cycle raised nearly $340,000, which translates to roughly 3.4 million meals for children who would not otherwise have a lunch.

First of its Kind Tell-A-Thon Fights Child Hunger This Summer

Summer-long “tell”-a-thon launches June 10 with goal of educating 22 million people about the increased risk of child hunger in summer
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OMAHA, Neb., June 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As the final bell of the school year rings, kids around the United States share their excitement for summer vacation. Unfortunately, summer isn’t carefree for all kids. When school is out, more than 80 percent of the 22 million children who rely on free or reduced-price school meals[1] are left wondering about their next meal.

Arby’s Foundation Commits to Provide More Than 10 Million Meals to Children in Need This Summer Through “School’s Out, Food’s In” Program

Series of Events Hosted by Arby’s to Raise Awareness of Summer Hunger in America
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ATLANTA, May 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As the final bell nears at schools across America, millions of children await the joys of summer.  But for millions more, that closing bell brings uncertainty about when and where their next meal will come from.  According to No Kid Hungry, of the 22 million kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, only 17.5 percent receive proper nourishment during the summer months.

University of Georgia Students Learn Lesson in Service with Arby's Foundation

Bus Proposal Awarded $10,000 Grant to Feed Hungry Kids in Clarke County, GA
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“I just saw it as one more project that stood between me and graduation. The more schools we visited and the more children we met though ... the more I realized the privilege and opportunity we had received. We had the ability to really help, to create a program that would have a substantial and lasting impact on the community and individual lives.”

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