Feeding for a Promising Future: No Kid Hungry Campaign
The Georgia Food Bank Association administers a multi-year “Feeding for a Promising Future” Campaign to fight hunger in Georgia. The campaign will provider leadership, raise awareness, and advocate for change that will eradicate hunger for children, seniors, and working families in our state.
Through our partnership with Share our Strength, the GFBA is currently executing the Feeding for a Promising Future: No Kid Hungry in Georgia campaign, as part of the national No Kid Hungry Campaign effort by Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger in America.
Our campaign builds partnerships that bring together public officials, nonprofits, community and faith-based groups, private funders and businesses to develop a measurable plan to increase the availability and access to nutritious food for children in Georgia where they live, play and learn.
End Childhood Hunger in Georgia: 700,000 Georgia children live in households without adequate food. Georgia Food Bank Association is partnering with Share our Strength to end childhood hunger with a 5 year campaign to:
(a) increase participation in summer meals through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which provides nutritious summer meals at sites across the state. Nearly 60% of children in Georgia’s public schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch, but less than 15% of them have access to lunch during the summer when school is out. The Association is increasing the number of sites with technical assistance and targeted outreach to underserved and unserved counties, and working closely with state office staff and local county officials to promote the availability of the program to parents through a texting system that provides instant access to the locations of the nearest feeding sites.
(b) increase access to afterschool meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). For many children, lunch at school is the only meal they can count on. The Association is promoting CACFP to afterschool programs that also provide educational assistance to low income children.
As we engage communities and stakeholders in the fight to end childhood hunger, we’re going to need everyone to do their part. Participate in training for one of the two federal child nutrition programs primarily used in Georgia, to connect the kids in your community to healthy meals.
Take a look at why Summer meals access is so important to the children and families of Georgia.
Summer Meals Information:
After School Meals Information:
- 2015 Technical Assistance Training Announcement
- Child Care and Adult Food Program Fact Sheet
- Child Care and Adult Food At-Risk Program Fact Sheet
- Child Care and Adult Food Program Training Registration Form