1 in 4 kids in America lives with hunger.
Turn Up! Fight Hunger is a partnership between No Kid Hungry and Discovery, Inc. to help provide one billion meals to kids living with hunger in the U.S. over the next five years. Our movement will reach audiences through our beloved brands like Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery and more, providing tools that will enable consumers to Turn Up and fight hunger through donations, activism and a set of advocacy tools to give kids access to the food they need now and effect policy change for generations.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 4 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
How Can We Do This?
Childhood hunger is a problem we know how to solve. We have plenty of food in this country, and we have effective programs to feed kids. But too many families simply can't access these programs and get the food they need for their kids. With your help, we can fix that. Through donations, advocacy, partnerships and efforts both big and small, we can all Turn Up to support sustainable, long-term solutions to end childhood hunger.
The Facts AboutChildhood Hunger
1 in 4 kids in America lives with hunger.
That's more than 11 million kids all across the US, in every community.
Hunger is a hidden issue.
Only 7% of Americans think they know a child in their neighborhood who goes to school hungry, despite food insecurity existing in every community.
Hunger affects everything from learning to behavior.
Studies have shown that kids living with hunger struggle with mental health issues, lower cognitive development, challenges with peer interactions and lower grades.
Hunger impacts health, learning and well-being of kids.
Children in households facing hunger have a higher risk of hospitalization, iron deficiency anemia and overall poor health.
How Do We Provide 1 Billion Meals?
One billion meals may seem like a daunting number, but together – using the combined power of Discovery, No Kid Hungry and you – we know we can reach our goal and create a lasting impact. Here are a few ways you can help:
Turn Up Your Donations
One dollar can help provide access to up to 10 meals for hungry kids.*
Turn Up Your Voice
We can create lasting policy change. Encourage your elected officials to support federal and state programs like summer meals, breakfast in the classroom and afterschool meals so kids can get three healthy meals a day, all year long.
Turn Up Your Time
We'll help you find volunteer opportunities in your own community, from food banks to meal delivery programs.
*Because of the many unknowns about this pandemic and its aftermath, our standard ‘$1 can provide up to 10 meals’ equivalency may not apply to COVID-19 relief efforts. We are using every dollar to its fullest to maximize the impact you can have right now and all year long.
No Kid Hungry doesn't get a bulk discount on food, as most folks guess. In fact, we don't even buy food. Instead, our approach is all about finding sustainable, permanent solutions to ending childhood hunger in America.
We work with communities across the country to improve and expand existing programs that feed kids school breakfast, afterschool suppers and snacks and summer meals to ensure all kids have access to three healthy meals a day.
Sometimes our work is complex and there are large barriers, like state laws that mandate the time of day breakfast is served at schools. But sometimes the problem is as simple as schools not having carts to carry meals through the halls to kids.
That's where you come in.
When we carefully invest donor dollars in these programs, they can reach a lot more kids. And our strategic investments come with constant evaluation to ensure we're maximizing these gifts. As a result, we know that your support can return 10 meals for every $1 spent. It's not a rule – dollars go further in some communities than in others.
Depending on the community and its needs, one donated dollar can yield below or well beyond 10 additional meals served. Our promise to you is that we invest every dollar carefully, trying to get the maximum return on that investment.
Turn Up To Give
Schools provide critical nutrition for kids, but with schools closing in response to COVID-19, many students are losing access to meals. We have a plan to support them during these closures and beyond – but we need your help.
Thank you for your donation!