Share Our Strength 2009 Conference of Leaders Saturday, November 7 Welcome Lunch
Realizing the Vision to End Childhood Hunger Revise Taste grants to reflect childhood hunger strategy 10 Point Plan to end childhood hunger completed GABS launched with focus on after school/summer meals. Decision to focus on childhood hunger in US 2004 2005 2006 2007 Washington DC Implementation begun Re-branded Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry tagline and manifesto adopted Funding secured from Case Foundation and Sodexo for DC pilot At COL, State Hunger Group Meeting convened and corporate roundtable hosted Anti-Hunger Leaders Interviewed
Realizing the Vision to End Childhood Hunger Pres. Obama pledges to end childhood hunger by 2015 Launch Partnership with Gov. O’Malley and MD Con Agra becomes sponsor of OFL UPS & Gates funding for FL & WA plans to end childhood hunger Goal: 10 states have ending childhood hunger plans by Dec 2010 2007 2008 2009 Focus state strategy on Governors and leaders/and on access; participation Launch Great American Dine Out to generate funds for CHS Launch National campaign to end childhood hunger Leading NAHO plan to End Childhood Hunger
Across the nation, 99% of all participating food banks reported significant increases in demand from summer 2008 to summer 2009
The Problem: Access There is enough food in America to feed all children, yet:
10 million eligible kids don’t get free or reduced price school breakfast.
16.3 million children qualify for summer meals but don’t receive them.
There is huge gap between kids who are eligible for programs and those who receive them. 7
Why Do Kids Go Hungry? ACCESS STIGMA EDUCATION/AWARENESS FACILITIES/TRANSPORTATION RED TAPE POVERTY
The Time is Now Share Our Strength has the Expertise to Answer the Call recession leaves children hungry Political Climate/President Obama’s Mandate IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES, MORE FAMILIES USING FOOD STAMPS Heightened Awareness Compelling Cause to Consumers 9
WE ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEMShare Our Strength is the Leading Organization Working to End Childhood Hunger in America
What this will take: campaign approach Election day = November 3, 2015 Victory = Ending Childhood Hunger Raise the resources to win. Message, message, message. Don’t forget your base. It takes an army. Timing is everything. Early victories count. Know the map. Well-oiled machine.
Since 1993, has helped more than 55,000 families across the US
Franconia, NH Copper Cannon Camp Facility Grant Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Regional Foodbank Afterschool Grant Washington, DC Friendship Public Charter School Breakfast Grant Malad City, ID Malad Summer Program Summer Grant Houston, TX Kid Meals Afterschool Meals Grant Examples of Grant Impact
Connecting Families With Food Since the beginning of the recession, $4.9 million in funding has helped grantees: Provide 4.5 million more meals to children than in 2008 Distribute 15 million additional pounds of emergency food to those in need
National public awareness and advocacy campaign Chefs in the Cafeteria: Listening Tour of DC schools with White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass Improving the Foods Children Eat at School: A Discussion on Engaging the Culinary Community Building Relationship with USDA/Secretary Tom Vilsack
If you Sign up for Basic Food, Washington’s food stamp program, your school-aged children will automatically receive free school meals! For more information or to apply, call 1-877-514-FOOD or visit foodhelp.wa.gov. This message brought to you by the Dairy Farmers of Washington.
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Editorial October 30,2009 No one should presume to know what a food-stamp recipient looks like. Food stamps — an out-of-date name since the 50-year-old program's benefits are now distributed via cards — are used primarily by people looking for a job, or who are employed but make so little they qualify for federal assistance. Those handing over food stamps to a grocery-store cashier can be, and are, our neighbors and former co-workers.
Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Florida Debra Susie Executive Director Florida Impact
Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger Children’s Summer Nutrition Central Florida Marketing Pilot Summer 2009
0 Orlando Magic/Publix PSA Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger
BILINGUAL BUSINESS CARDS Distributed in Orange and Osceola Counties through: WIC | Department of Children & Families | Medicaid | Workforce | Orange County Youth & Family Services | certain networks associated with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger
POSTERS Generic (8.5 “ x 11”) Available in both Spanish & English Publix Stores (18” x30”) LYNX Bus Stops Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger
LINKS ON WEBSITES Dairy Farmers, Inc. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church as well as: City of Kissimmee City of Orlando Orange County Public Schools Osceola Public Schools Orange County Health Department Orlando Sentinel United Way of Central Florida Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and others… The Orlando Magic Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger