A Special Message from Sharif Atkins (Video)

Posted on November 21, 2012 /Video

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When asked by the leadership of Share Our Strength to support an effort to feed America’s youth, USA Network star Sharif Atkins (White Collar) knew exactly how he could assist, by producing a public service announcement that might inspire others to support this very important cause.

With a simple belief that “No child should grow up hungry in America,” Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.

“While most of us will be celebrating and giving thanks for the abundant food on our tables this holiday season, there are nearly one in five children in America struggling with hunger,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “As Sharif Atkins explains in his video, it doesn’t have to be that way. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Together, we will work to end child hunger in America.”

Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.

David, age 8, is from Ashland, Virginia and has lived in a motel with his mom and his two-year-old sister for the past two years. He benefits from the No Kid Hungry program and explains how summer meals and school meals have helped his family.

“When my mom lost her job things got bad for us. If it wasn’t for programs like summer meals and school meals, I don’t know what we would have done. The food is so good! I look forward to lunch every day.  Thank you meal programs for making me happy this year.”

For more informaion or to donate money, please visit nokidhungry.org.