PRESS RELEASE: With 98% of Californians Under Stay Home Order, No Kid Hungry Gives More Than $4.1 Million in Grants to Feed Families Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

December 17, 2020

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With 98% of Californians Under Stay Home Order, No Kid Hungry Gives More Than $4.1 Million in Grants to Feed Families Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Pasadena, Calif. With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise statewide and some 6 million public school students learning remotely, No Kid Hungry California today announced another $1.91 million in grants to schools and nonprofits feeding families during the crisis. Since the beginning of the school year, No Kid Hungry California has provided a total of $4.1 million in grants to help ensure all children in California can continue to get the food they need even as they learn at home.

“COVID-19 has affected every Californian in one way or another, but especially those in low-income and other underserved communities. Many families are experiencing food insecurity due to lost jobs and wages, and millions of people are facing the hungriest holiday season in memory,” said No Kid Hungry California Director Kathy Saile. “During these challenging times, we are proud to continue standing beside these families and the organizations that are supporting them during the pandemic.”

Today’s announcement includes an additional 28 grants totaling $1,911,075 to nonprofits and schools that are working to provide children across the state with nutritious meals during this crisis. Grants will help increase food access, including by helping organizations deliver meals to essential workers and families who have COVID-19 positive cases at home. Many of the grantees will also use the funds to purchase equipment to support current curbside meal service and to provide additional weekend and holiday meals.

  • Ontario-Montclair School District
  • Latino Leadership Council
  • Robla School District
  • United Way of Kern County
  • Fresno County Economic Opportunity Commission
  • Farm to Pantry
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Lawndale Elementary School District
  • Benicia Unified School District
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • Common Vision (Growing Together)
  • Compton Unified School District
  • Life Learning Academy
  • Taft City School District
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • Goleta Union School District
  • KIPP SoCal Public Schools
  • LA Promise Fund
  • Unity Shoppe, Inc.
  • Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
  • Food Literacy Center
  • Rialto Unified School District
  • Chino Valley Unified School District
  • El Rancho USD Food Service
  • Standard School District
  • The Young Serving All Mankind Our Alofa (S.A.M.O.A.)
  • San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center, Inc.
  • Oakland Unified School District

Seventeen million kids could face hunger this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, including more than 2.2 million right here in California. In response, No Kid Hungry is among the many organizations advocating for a temporary increase in CalFresh benefits through a federal stimulus bill.

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About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 4 kids could face hunger due to the coronavirus pandemic. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org