The Fresh Market Supports No Kid Hungry

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The Fresh Market Supports No Kid Hungry

By Laura Carson Miller

Did you know that the Fresh Market is Share Our Strength’s new No Kid Hungry partner?

A huge part of The Fresh Market‘s concept is its philosophy of “neighbors serving neighbors.” Fresh Market partners with Share Our Strength by raising awareness and funds through its Design Our Bag Contest and its Cupcakes for a Cause Campaign to support No Kid Hungry. Look for these fun campaigns in stores and encourage your child to use their creativity and participate to help other kids!

More info from Share Our Strength:

48.8 million Americans—including 16.2 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.

Food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food— exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children.

*Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, among households with children headed by single parents (35.1% of female-headed households with children are food-insecure) and among Black and Hispanic households.

*Food insecurity is most common in large cities but still exists in rural areas, suburbs and other outlying areas around large cities

− 25 % of households with children living in large cities are food-insecure.

*The typical (median) food-secure household spent 27 percent more for food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and composition.

*59% of food-insecure households reported that in the previous month they had participated in one or more of the three largest federal food and nutrition assistance programs: SNAP (formerly food stamps), School Lunch and WIC.

If you can help, please check the website to find details. Together we can be sure there is No Kid Hungry!