Share Our Strength

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Share Our Strength will accelerate the growth of its No Kid Hungry campaign. With a bold goal to end childhood hunger in the U.S., Share Our Strength plans to complete the first ever assessment of the impact of childhood hunger of a comprehensive strategy that engages all five federal nutrition programs.

Grantee Information
Federal Awards: 
$1.5 million over one year in 2014 $2.5 million in 2015
Focus Area: 
Healthy Futures
Geographic Focus: 
Hillsborough, Orange, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, FL; Milwaukee, West Allis, West Milwaukee, and Cudahy cities, WI; Clark County, NV; King County, WA; Wayne, Ingham, Genesee, Kent, Macomb and Oakland counties, MI; Beaumont, Port Arthur, Spring and Pasadena communities in the SE Texas area; Waco, Temple, La Vega and Marlin communities in the Heart of Texas, and Dallas, Garland, Irving and Mesquite communities in the Metroplex area, Texas.

The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Through the work of No Kid Hungry Communities, Share Our Strength is setting out to reach nearly 2 million children from low-income families.



Nonprofits Receiving Social Innovation Fund Awards from Share Our Strength

Florida Impact
Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Texas Hunger Initiative
Three Square Food Bank
United Way of King County
United Way of Southeastern Michigan


Florida Impact

Tallahassee, FL
Area Served: Hillsborough, Orange, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties in FL
Initial Award Amount: $300,000

With a focus on high-need urban areas, Florida Impact will work to encourage the largest school districts to adopt alternative breakfast models, expand summer participation through innovative marketing, and provide assistance to afterschool programs to offer supper.


Hunger Task Force, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI
Area Served: Milwaukee, West Allis, West Milwaukee, and Cudahy cities, WI
Initial Award Amount: $200,000

The Milwaukee area is the state’s largest and poorest urban area, with child poverty near 50%. To combat this problem, Hunger Task Force will work to encourage the Milwaukee Public School district, in which 83% of children qualify for free or reduced priced lunch, to serve Breakfast After the Bell; as well as create seamless participation in summer and afterschool meals.


Texas Hunger Initiative

Waco, TX
Area Served: Beaumont, Port Arthur, Spring and Pasadena communities in the SE Texas area; Waco, Temple, La Vega and Marlin communities in the Heart of Texas, and Dallas, Garland, Irving and Mesquite communities in the Metroplex area, Texas.

The Texas Hunger Initiative, a capacity-building and collaborative project within Baylor University, will target the highest need school districts in key communities, engage local leaders in each of the regions, and create seamless summer options.


Three Square Food Bank

Las Vegas, NV
Area Served: Clark County, NV
Initial Award Amount: $275,000

Clark County, home of Las Vegas, encompasses 77% of the state’s population, as well as the fifth largest school district in the country. With strong support from Governor Brian Sandoval, Three Square Food Bank will coordinate the statewide Governor’s School Breakfast Challenge, encouraging school superintendents to serve alternative breakfast models.


United Way of King County

Seattle, WA
Area Served: King County, WA
Initial Award Amount: $275,000

United Way of King County, home of Seattle, will launch Healthy & Hunger Free School Nutrition Hubs in high-poverty schools across the county. With the help of a robust VISTA and AmeriCorps program, United Way of King Country will encourage schools to be the center of connecting kids to all nutrition programs.


United Way of Southeastern Michigan

Detroit, MI
Area Served: Wayne, Ingham, Genesee, Kent, Macomb and Oakland counties in MI
Initial Award Amount: $375,000

United Way for Southeastern Michigan will establish regional tables to engage key local leaders in each of the program target areas. They will work to provide comprehensive outreach for their “Meet Up and Eat Up” summer meals program, contract breakfast coaches to encourage alternative breakfast models, and recruit year-round sites to serve summer and afterschool meals.

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