In 2010, Share Our Strength joined together with Mayor Mitch Landrieu to launch the New Orleans No Kid Hungry (NKH) campaign. With generous support from Yum-o! Organization and Edward Wisner Donation Fund, the New Orleans NKH campaign is a public-private partnership working to end childhood hunger in Nola. Our campaign works to achieve that goal by connecting kids to federal food and nutrition programs including school breakfast, summer meals and afterschool meals programs as well as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
When we launched in 2010, there were many groups addressing childhood hunger and the NKH campaign united these efforts into a single partnership, creating a plan with measurable goals to end childhood hunger in New Orleans. This city-wide effort was coordinated together with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana, the Greater New Orleans Partnership for Youth Development, the City of New Orleans Health Department, and the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
At the core of the NKH Strategy to end childhood hunger in Nola are three goals:
- Improve access to public and private nutrition programs that provide food to families and their children who need and are not receiving it
- Strengthen community infrastructure and systems for getting healthy food to children and families
- Improve the knowledge about available programs, as well as healthy and affordable food choices that will stretch the family food budget