December 20 is Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon! Make 12/20 the day we all remember we can work together to help make sure there's #NoKidHungry by spreading the love (and the hashtag!) to help end childhood hunger.
Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.
It doesn't take tremendous courage for Washington politicians to cut benefits for politically powerless women and children. On the other hand, imagine the courage it must take for successful men and women to share their personal stories that they once needed the food and nutrition assistance.
In the 1988 campaign, both George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis emphasized child care. As the Romney and Obama campaigns now sprint towards November 6, the opportunity remains for them to discuss the child care needs of American families.
It is fitting that House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan's budget and The Hunger Games were both released in the same week. Both envision a society in which children must truly fight for their very survival.
Notwithstanding the likelihood of many competing interests, there is one issue that politicians of all stripes should be able to agree upon because its redress is inextricably linked to solving so many other issues of import -- and that is the issue of childhood hunger.
Research indicates that children who live near a park are less likely to be overweight than kids without a park nearby. Ensuring our kids have safe places to play can be a simple part of a solution to our crisis of obesity.
As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?