International nonprofit Feed the Children and FOX’s hit culinary competition series, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, are partnering throughout March to fight childhood hunger.

The organizations will unite for a 30-day donation campaign, End Hunger: Dare to Donate, as well as a three-week social media campaign, to bring awareness to childhood hunger across America. During the social media campaign, kids 13 and younger will be able to use everyday items (and their imaginations) to create delicious dishes inspired by FOX’s MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.

“We recognize hunger can’t be fought alone, but by working together, we can provide food and essentials to millions of children and families who live in poverty,” said Travis Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer of Feed the Children. “Hope for a better future is made possible, thanks to our partners at FOX’s MASTERCHEF JUNIOR.”

In MASTERCHEF JUNIOR’s special two-hour Season Seven premiere, airing Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the Top 24 junior home cooks in America arrive in the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR kitchen and are immediately put to the test to prove they can master any challenge thrown their way – from elevating classic breakfast and lunch dishes, to mystery box challenges, to making as many perfect banana splits as possible. These chef-testants begin to learn the importance of teamwork and speed in the kitchen, while facing two sets of eliminations.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine”.


About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.

Feed the Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.