The scope of the problem 12.6 1.8 16 million kids are at risk of hunger in America million homes with children receive food from food pantries million kids qualify for summer meals but don’t receive them 11.7 9.6 $372 million children in America live in poverty million eligible children do not receive free or reduced-price school breakfast is the average weekly income of a family living at the poverty line 26.7 $3.13 million Americans use food stamps; half are children is the average food stamp benefit per person, per day
Lack of clear accountability “Running a Summer Meals program on Federal reimbursements alone is like trying to open a restaurant with only food. No chairs, no forks, no wait staff.”– Anne Sheridan, Maryland Director for No Kid Hungry Campaign
What is Share our Strength? Share Our Strength brings together key stakeholders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors around a common table to map out comprehensive plans to end childhood hunger at a state and local level.
End childhood hunger by 2015 Share Our Strength has set an audacious but achievable goal to end childhood hunger in the US by 2015.
Example: Summer Meals Bus Share Our Strengthfunded summer breakfast and lunch programs increase access to healthy meals for kids when they are away from school programs.
Example: Education Impact Cooking Matters empowers families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to prepare healthy affordable meals. 87% of adults report improving their cooking skills. 69% of adults said they were eating more fruit and vegetables than before the course.
Example: Local Fundraising Taste of the Nation is the premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America Raised over $73M to date +40 events across the United States and Canada
How you can help Taste of the Nation San Franciscois seeking Corporate Sponsors for its annual fundraising event. April 7, 2011 at the Bently Reserve with +1000 participants. Last year’s participating restaurants included: Bar Agricole, Benu, Manzanita, A16,Bar Crudo, Bar Tartine, barbacco, Orson/Citizen Cake,COCO500 & The Moss Room, Delfina, Dosa, Jardinière, Maverick, Serpentine, Slow Club, SPQR, Zare at Fly Trap, and many more.
Sponsorship Packages Executive Chef: $50,000 Sous Chef: $25,000 Host: $10,000 Custom Sponsor Benefits can include the following: Early arrival for Top Sponsors – enjoy early entrance to mingle with guest chefs, enjoy a glass of champagne, and have an early view of auction items Positioning of company’s logo on all printed event material Positioning for event signage Positioning and link on San Francisco’s website www.tasteofthenation.org Sponsor recognition during opening remarks at event Opportunity for live comments during the event Company name listed in all press releases Logo inclusion in email blast Product or literature in post-event goody bag Event ticket bundles
America’s Top Chefs Share Our Strengthis the charity of choice for the culinary community. Todd English OLiVES, Figs Daniel Boulud Daniel, Café Boulud Thomas Keller French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger Ciudad, Border Grill Govind Armstrong Table 8, Chadwick Wolfgang Puck Spago, Chinois, CUT Traci Des Jardins Jardinière, Public House, Mijita Floyd Cardoz Tabla