Monday night, July 25th, 100Eats100Days‘ Bobby Navarro, worked in unison with Share Our Strength, an organization created to ensure no Child in America goes hungry, to put on a Charity shindig at Charlie Palmer’s in Costa Mesa, CA. Crowded with those out to support the cause, we enjoyed the wonderful fare of Chef Seakyeong Kim, the fantastic expertise of Event Director and Catering Manager Shannon Nounna, wine selection by Sommalier Michael Frumin, and a lovely group of people who came out to do all they can to help end Hunger in America. Thanks to Share Our Strength, Bobby Navarro, and everyone at Charlie Palmer’s for creating a night to do something so important.
Below you will find more information about Share Our Strength:
Hungry children cannot thrive. Yet millions of kids in America are at risk of going hungry. Share Our Strength is changing that.
Every parent knows that a hungry child is a disadvantaged child. He can’t grow, develop and learn like other kids. She has trouble focusing and getting along. They complain often of headaches, stomachaches and other ailments. They fall behind in virtually every way.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There is plenty of nutritious food in America to make sure every child grows up healthy and thrives. What’s missing is access to this food. If families don’t have reliable access to healthy, affordable food, they can’t possibly feed their children well.
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® strategy provides that access to families all across the nation, so that every child, regardless of circumstances, can get the healthy food they need to thrive.
Join us in making No Kid Hungry the reality in America. Take the No Kid Hungry Pledge today »
Here are some staggering statistics:
Childhood Hunger in America
Nearly one in four kids in America can’t count on having enough to eat. Their bodies may not be rail thin, nor their bellies bloated like their counterparts in other countries, but they’re at risk of hunger all the same. They lack the energy to learn, grow and thrive.
- More than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger. That’s nearly 1 in 4.
- 15.5 million kids in America live in poverty.
- 20.1 million children benefit from SNAP (food stamps).
- 19 million kids get a free or reduced-price school lunch on an average school day.
- Only 9.4 million kids get a free or reduced-price school breakfast on an average school day.
- Just 1 in 6 eligible kids get free summer meals.
Sources: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; U.S. Census Bureau; Food Research and Action Center. For more statistics, please visit our Hunger Facts Page.[divider] [sam id=”2″ codes=”true”]