The economic consequences of COVID-19 have been devastating for parents and caregivers across the country. As a result, hunger and food insecurity have become dramatically more widespread. For children, that means more and more of them won’t know where their next meal will come from. How serious is the situation now? The numbers don’t lie.
of children under 18 years
of age live in poverty.
To put it in
children who live
students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches
under the National School Lunch Program.
of all public schools in 2017-2018
were high-poverty schools.
These corporate partners stand up for struggling children and families by providing food and daily essentials. Their donations make it possible to deliver the nutrition kids lack access to during the summer months when school meal programs are closed. We thank them for their partnership as we work together to end summer hunger.
Our sponsors are heroes. Without them, our work would not be possible. We rely on the generosity of our corporate partners to help the children, families and communities we serve. These organizations maximize our efforts by turning every $1 donated into $9 worth of impact for people who need assistance.
Through cause marketing campaigns, sponsoring community initiatives, sending their volunteers and through their gift-in-kind donations, our partners provide vital support that helps feed children in the U.S. and around the globe.