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February 25, 2015

The reality is very difficult.  Snow shuts down our ability to get food out to our kiddos in need.  Please read this short article to understand how snow days are the opposite of fun for struggling families in the U.S.

 

- Sam

 

http://blog.foodbankcenc.org/wordpress/...

November 14, 2014

Grow Our Kids is changing the face of childhood hunger on a local level.  We’re getting good food to good kids when they need it most so that they can return to school energized, feeling good, and ready to learn.   Full Little Bellies feed  phenomenal Little Minds so t...

August 11, 2014

Spend a little bit of time with the videos featured here to grow your knowledge about food insecurity in America.  It’s not what you think.  

 

http://www.wral.com/wral-campaign-aims-to-end-hunger/13822512/

August 1, 2014

The Majority of our produce comes through Farmer Foodshare’s amazing “Donation Station” program.  This program connects local farmers who grow food to communities who need food.   But Grow Our Kids knows that education is a big part of the “fresh produce” movement – yo...

January 12, 2014

Jeff Bridges is awesome.  He is the public face of Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign which is a national force in ending childhood hunger in America.  Share Our Strength funnels badly needed money and resources to programs that feed lower-income kids at sch...

March 2, 2013

“A PLACE AT THE TABLE forcefully makes the case that hunger has serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation.” — Julie Makinen, LA Times

 

In theaters, available on iTunes and On Demand March 1st

 

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—...

January 22, 2013

BY GENE NICHOL – COMMENTARY

Tags: North Carolina | poverty | Gene Nichol

 

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a yearlong look at poverty in North Carolina. Gene Nichol will revisit this topic monthly.

 

We speak much for equality in the United States....

December 12, 2012

Heaping platters of turkey, bowls of gravy-slathered mashed potatoes, endless pies and more than plenty for leftovers; for millions of children across the United States, a meal like this is as far-fetched a Christmas fantasy as Santa actually dropping down their chimne...

September 14, 2012

“The facts, though distasteful, speak for themselves. One in five North Carolina kids under 18 is hungry. For children younger than five, the number jumps to 1 in 4— the littlest ones easily fall through the cracks without school food programs to help sustain them. In...

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