Monday, April 2, 2012

Hunger is supposed to happen in other places, distant lands with unfamiliar landscapes, far off nations where storms, famine, and drought drive us to donate money and send aid.  

It’s not supposed to happen in the land of the American…

Share Our Strength is a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States through the No Kid Hungry initiative. They mobilize industries and individuals, and create community wealth to promote lasting change, holding culinary events, soliciting individual donations, and utilizing social media efforts to raise funds which are then used to fund long-term solutions to the hunger problem.

While one in five American families struggle to put food on the table, Share Our Strength uses corporate sponsorships to ensure that every dollar donated is increased through matching donations and more effective outreach. These increased funds are then passed to other nonprofits who provide community support at the local level, purchasing significantly more help for children at risk of hunger than a similar donation made directly to one’s local food bank.

Their focus is more than just putting food on the table; it’s helping food banks operate in the long term, providing funds for meals while dispensing grants for necessary equipment like refrigeration units and ovens.  They bring together local culinary and nutrition experts and volunteers to lead hands-on courses that give participants the confidence and know-how to select tasty and low-cost ingredients, stretch them across multiple meals, and use healthy cooking techniques and recipes that help them provide the best nourishment possible to their families.

The No Kid Hungry initiative directly benefits food programs in every community across the United States and steps up to aid international efforts in times of crisis.  Add your voice to the national movement of people committed to ending childhood hunger in America.

Important Dates
May 19, 2012: Sign-ups close.
May 25, 2012: Teasers due.
June 1, 2012: Stories & donation receipts due.
June 10, 2012: Compilation released.
July 22, 2012: Authors may publicly post their stories.

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