Thursday, March 24, 2011
Share Our Strength Partners with Texas Hunger Initiative
Share our Strength, the group behind No Kid Hungry (you may have seen their PSA's on Food Network) has partnered with the Texas Hunger Initiative in order to tackle a Texas sized problem with childhood food insecurity. 1 in 4 Texas children are food insecure, that's more than 1.5 million kids.
The partnership was announced in February in Dallas. Representatives from the Texas Hunger Initiative along with Dine Out for No Kid Hungry partners (including CiCi's pizza and Raising Cane's chicken) traveled around the city in a "Hinges of Hope" tour and witnessed multiple ways the problem of hunger is being addressed. The tour focused on the work of the Wilkinson Center which operates a food pantry and connects struggling families with relevant resources. Individuals who were given assistance by the Wilkinson Center gave personal testimonies about the ways they had been helped, including job training and education and shared about the positive effects such endeavors have had on their lives and families.
The Texas Hunger Initiative's partnership with the No Kid Hungry campaign will officially launch this fall.