Today, one out of every seven kids lives in a home impacted by
hunger. Despite a myriad of federal nutrition programs and an army
of dedicated organizations and individuals working to minimize its
impact, hunger persists. Innovative efforts to tackle childhood
hunger—including Summer EBT pilots and breakfast in the classroom
programs—have been successful at connecting kids with food. But we
need to continue to identify new strategies and approaches to ensure
that every kid has the food they need to thrive.
That is why we launched a national survey aimed at understanding
how stakeholders are testing and implementing new strategies for
addressing child hunger. Almost 200 food banks, school districts, local
governments, and private companies responded. The survey explored
their attitudes and capacity for innovation and uncovered numerous
innovative strategies and programs designed to feed kids. This report
summarizes what we learned.