12/20/2012 07:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Let's All Help Make Sure There's No Kid Hungry!

"Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice."
-- Jacques Diouf

The holiday season is filled with so many positive things: family, friends, festivity, gifts, great food.

But what if you didn't have enough to eat? What if you were a child who didn't have enough to eat?

A few stark facts:

* 1 out of 5 children in the United States, or 16 million kids, struggle with hunger
* 62 percent of America's teachers regularly see kids who come to school hungry because they're not getting enough to eat
* Kids suffering from hunger are more likely to miss school and have problems with academics

But just $1 can connect a child to up to 10 meals. What a great way to make a positive impact on the world, and precious kids, this time of year! And anytime.


16 million children in the U.S. struggle with hunger, but you can help through organizations like Photo courtesy of No Kid Hungry

How can you help?

You can take the pledge, make a donation and share the cause with your social networks, friends, and family.

And 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.


December 20 is the No Kid Hungry Give-A-Thon. Photo courtesy of No Kid Hungry

Give a child the gift of health and security this holiday season, and give a little gift to help make sure there's No Kid Hungry. Every dollar, tweet, post, pledge and mention to your friends makes a difference!

Amy Neumann is a passionate member of the volunteer No Kid Hungry Social Council.