65% of teachers see hungry children on a regular basis! I know my husband has and I’ve talked to other teachers who actually supply food on a regular basis to children in their classroom. Share Our Strength has actually set up a special page for teachers where you can find more information on the pledge, charts and reports, and resources on how to educate others in your community.
At BlogHer I met Clay who helps to publicize Share Our Strength‘s No Kid Hungry Campaign. The No Kid Hungry Campaign is a national movement working together to end childhood hunger in America by the year 2015. Did you know that 1 in 4 children in America are hungry? I was just blown away by that! I know that my husband (a 2nd grade elementary) has many times had students in his classroom who were hungry. It’s so sad and it’s very heartbreaking as a teacher to see these children begging other kids for food just to eat six ears of corn for their lunch. Or pocketing their apple from lunch just so that they can have dinner later.
I invite all of you to take the No Kid Hungry Pledge as I did last week. It’s so simple, just click on No Kid Hungry, and sign up with your email address! Over 53,000 people have already taken the pledge! From monetary donations to volunteering in your local community, and even giving food to children in your classroom there are many ways that you can help to put an end to hunger.