- No Kid Hungry – a national campaign to end child hunger in America – is mobilizing support to ensure these kids can eat as the coronavirus pandemic bars kids from the school meals they depend on.
- The campaign announced that Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has donated $1M to provide meals for children from low-income families.
- In the past week, tens of thousands of Americans have raised awareness and donated funds on behalf of the nearly 22 million children who rely on school for food.
- The campaign has already given $2M to date to 78 organizations across 30 states. This week, the campaign issued new emergency grants to school districts, food banks and community organizations feeding kids nationwide and in Louisiana, Texas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maine and Oklahoma.
- Angelina Jolie said: “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”