This month, restaurants in every state are teaming up with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger in America one meal at a time. Each will offer some type of promotion, such as coupons for return visits in exchange for donations, a percentage of sales overall, or donating proceeds from specific products sold. Last year, September Dine Out promotions raised more than $5 million, money that goes to fund awareness of childhood hunger in America and solutions provided by No Kid Hungry.
September 16-22 is designated as Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Week, but many restaurants run promotions all month. To find locations near you visit NoKidHungry.org/dine, enter a city or zip, and a map will populate with participating restaurants within a specific mile radius.
New York restaurateur, Food Network star and national No Kid Hungry spokesperson Marc Murphy supports No Kid Hungry in his own restaurants and shares his personal commitment to the cause. “As a chef and a father, I know how important a family meal can be, and I believe every child in America deserves that,” he said. “This September, we have the chance to make our meals out together even more meaningful. By simply dining out at a participating restaurant you are supporting No Kid Hungry and you can help make sure children get the healthy food they need every day.”
One in five children struggles with hunger in America, and as kids head back to school, many are returning to class hungry. According to a new report released by the No Kid Hungry campaign, three in four teachers and principals report regularly seeing hungry kids in the classroom – the highest number in the four years of conducting this research. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is working to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids with the nutritious food they need to learn and grow, starting with school breakfast.