Michigan No Kid Hungry
Michigan No Kid Hungry is a partnership among Share our Strength, the state of Michigan and United Way for Southeastern Michigan, which is working to ensure children have the food they need to grow and thrive.
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Why it matters
More than 16 million American children live in households that don't have reliable access to the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. In Michigan, almost 1 million rural and urban households need help to afford enough food at some point in the year.
What we're doing
Meet Up and Eat Up
This summer, children younger than 18 can grab lunch with friends at meal sites, which include local parks, schools and recreation centers. Help us spread the word by downloading this flyer once school ends and then share it with your friends, family and co-workers.
Starting the Day off Right
Children who eat school breakfast score 17.5% higher on math tests and have better attendance, according to a study by Deloitte. If we want our children to succeed, we have to give them the fuel to do so, and that means getting that morning meal.
Eat healthy from the Start
The Michigan Nutrition Network, which includes our partner Cooking Matters, is working to better educate children and their families on choosing healthy meal options and stretching tight food budgets.