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End Childhood Hunger

Everyone agrees that no child should ever go hungry. Yet childhood hunger still exists in our country. In 2009, more than 8 million households with children in were food insecure and unable to provide enough food for everyone at the table.

More than 1 million children in those homes simply did not get enough to eat -- some had too-small meals, some skipped meals, or some even went whole days without food at some point during the year.

Our Nation’s health depends on the health of our children. We know that hungry children face unnecessary barriers as they strive to become healthy, productive, and engaged members of society. We must work together, and all do our part to put an end to childhood hunger in the U.S..

View the FNS Ending Childhood Hunger Stakeholders Guide to learn more about the resources, interests, and talents you can contribute.

In 2009, nearly 1 million children simply didn’t get enough to eat in the United States. It’s a startling statistic but one that we can change, and you can help. Today, USDA launched a series of new online tools and volunteer initiatives to increase the number of individuals, organizations, and governments actively working to end childhood hunger.
Spring is here and that means it is time to get your hands in the soil and start gardening! As part of Let’s Move! Faith and Communities, First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged congregations and neighborhood organizations to plant gardens in their communities.
Chicago is fortunate to have a bevy of talented chefs and also to be the hometown for the Healthy Schools Campaign, a national organization that advocates for policies and practices that allow students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
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