The number of children in America who go hungry every day is staggering. The Habit Burger Grill is trying to change that.
For the fifth year, The Habit Burger Grill is fighting childhood hunger in America by raising money and awareness through the No Kid Hungry program. The goal is to raise $500,000 and provide 5 million meals for kids in need. The way to reach this goal is for guests of The Habit Burger Grill, celebrating its 50th anniversary, to each donate $2 or more between Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. The money goes toward a Charburger with cheese certificate, good for a return visit, for each guest who donates $2 or more. The funds raised also go toward providing meals for children in need.
“We know that for too many families regular meals do not come easily, and food insecurity is a solvable challenge. Our hope is to increase our support and help more kids across the country,” said Iwona Alter, Chief Brand Officer at The Habit Burger Grill. “Partnering with No Kid Hungry for the fifth year and our 50th anniversary is part of our steadfast commitment to give back to our communities.”
According to the No Kid Hungry website, one in six children in America will face hunger this year. More than 12 million children in the United States live in food insecure homes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food insecure homes are those with not enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life. The percentage of children under 18 years old living in households that experienced limited or uncertain availability of safe, nutritious food in America is 17.9%. In California, the percentage is 20.7%.
The No Kid Hungry program provides school breakfasts, summer meals and afterschool meals. The Food Research & Action Center says 15.8% of eligible children participated in a summer meals program in each state. In California, 19.2% of eligible children participated in a summer meals program.
“We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with The Habit Burger Grill for the past five years,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “With the continued support of committed partners like them, No Kid Hungry is helping children all over the country get the nutritious food they need to succeed.”
Since 2010, No Kid Hungry and its partners have provided children across the country with more than 775 million meals. For more information, visit NoKidHungry.org. To join the campaign and conversation, use #HungerCantWait on social media.