Community Impact Grants: 2012 recipients announced!

We’re giving nearly $500,000 to our 2012 Community Impact Grant recipients! Congratulations to each of the organizations that will use this year’s grants to support their work and innovative approaches to fight child hunger. Learn more.

Adelante Mujares (Forest Grove, Ore.)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)

Children’s Alliance (Seattle, Wash.)

Down East Partnership for Children (Rocky Mount, N.C.) 

Food Share of Lincoln County (Newport, Ore.)

Food System Economic Partnership (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 

Georgia Food Bank Association (Atlanta, Ga.) 

Knowledge Quest (Memphis, Tenn.)

Oregon Food Bank (Portland, Ore.) 

Public Health Institute (Oakland, Calif.) 

Pulaski County Council for Communities, Children, and Youth (Little Rock, Ark.) 

Seven Generations Ahead (Oak Park, Ill.) 

Socrates Scholarship Opportunity Fund (Calabasas, Calif.) 

The students in Mrs. Greer’s class at Alpine Elementary are putting the fun into FUNdraising with their “Coins for Kids” service learning project benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Each class competed against each other to see who could donate the most coins, and together, the 401 inspired students raised $2,842.49!

The students in Mrs. Greer’s class at Alpine Elementary are putting the fun into FUNdraising with their “Coins for Kids” service learning project benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Each class competed against each other to see who could donate the most coins, and together, the 401 inspired students raised $2,842.49!

The students in Mrs. Greer’s class at Alpine Elementary are putting the fun into FUNdraising with their “Coins for Kids” service learning project benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Each class competed against each other to see who could donate the most coins, and together, the 401 inspired students raised $2,842.49!

The students in Mrs. Greer’s class at Alpine Elementary are putting the fun into FUNdraising with their “Coins for Kids” service learning project benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Each class competed against each other to see who could donate the most coins, and together, the 401 inspired students raised $2,842.49!

May is Older Americans Month, but unfortunately Jessie from Mississippi is not celebrating. She is one of nearly four million U.S. seniors who are food insecure. No longer able to work due to disabilities and raising her granddaughter, Jessie relies on Mississippi Food Network’s Pinelake Food Pantry for help to support her family.

Learn more here.

Wondering how you can help fight hunger in your community? Every Tuesday, The Gardeners’ Share, a small community project in McLean, Va., delivers a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to their local food bank.
Learn more about this project. 

Wondering how you can help fight hunger in your community? Every Tuesday, The Gardeners’ Share, a small community project in McLean, Va., delivers a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to their local food bank.

Learn more about this project. 

The time is now to join hands in support of those in need across the great state of Michigan. With the launch of Michigan No Kid Hungry, we will partner across the public and private sector to strengthen community infrastructure and systems for getting healthy food to children.

Eric Davis, director of the Food Initiative at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, talking about the importance of fighting child hunger through a coordinated effort such as Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  

Wow! Food Bank for the Heartland  distributed more than 5,800 meals to families in Grand Island, Neb., during their first mobile pantry offering in the community.

Wow! Food Bank for the Heartland  distributed more than 5,800 meals to families in Grand Island, Neb., during their first mobile pantry offering in the community.

In Idaho, one in six residents is uncertain about where their next meal will come from, including more than 95,000 children.
To combat hunger and improve access to fresh produce, Let’s Move Boise is providing families with the tools and resources to grow vegetables for themselves and for donation to food banks to help neighbors in need.

In Idaho, one in six residents is uncertain about where their next meal will come from, including more than 95,000 children.

To combat hunger and improve access to fresh produce, Let’s Move Boise is providing families with the tools and resources to grow vegetables for themselves and for donation to food banks to help neighbors in need.

Sixty-nine-year-old Patricia Hansen is bicycling across the country to help raise awareness about and support for the one in five families that are struggling to put food on their tables.

Learn more about Patricia’s hunger-fighting journey at http://emeraldcitylightsbikeride.org.

Many families struggle to make the most of a limited budget and to get the most meals from their pantries when times are tough. But everyone can benefit from checking out these tips from Cooking Matters on how to waste less food and save money too!