We recently partnered with 3D PR & Marketing on a collaboration where all profits were donated to No Kid Hungry. With the chaos that has made up 2020 thus far, another issue that has taken firm hold is the hunger crisis in the US. While the hunger crisis has been a challenging issue for decades, it has recently been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We were honored to be a part a cause-driven initiative where we could contribute. See below for a little more information about the crisis, the foundation, and how you can get involved.
About the Hunger Crisis
Shown here is a graph outlining how COVID-19 is projected to affect the hunger crisis here in the US. The projections, made by Craig Gundersen, are based on 3 varying levels of unemployment and poverty, from best case to worst case scenarios. This shows that the number of individuals, just in America, could rise to almost 50 million, with almost 20 million of those individuals being children.
About No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit campaign started by the nonprofit organization Share Our Strength. The major goal of the campaign is to halt childhood hunger throughout America. They also engage in the development of the affected communities to help them grow and prosper.
Currently, a program in place that continues to provide aid in light of the coronavirus pandemic is SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This program, more commonly referred to as food stamps, gives low-income families access to food that they would otherwise be unable to afford, and has successfully decreased food insecurity in the US. This is how it helps during the pandemic:
"SNAP can safely and effectively help families put food on the table and stimulate our economy during this crisis. This assistance is critical now with family budgets stretched, jobs and wages lost and millions of kids missing school meals. It’s more important than ever to strengthen the SNAP program and we’re urging Congress to do this in the next coronavirus stimulus package. By increasing household SNAP benefits by at least 15% and raising the minimum benefit from $16 to $30, we can ensure people in need have the resources to weather this crisis"
How To Get Involved
Click here to learn all the different ways you can contribute, from donating, to fundraising, to volunteering, and everything in between.