At No Kid Hungry, we are committed to ensuring that every kid has 3 healthy meals a day, 365 days a year.
We know hunger is a solvable problem, but every day it impacts children’s ability to learn and grow. Nearly 19.1 of children in Indiana live in food-insecure homes. That phrase may sound mild, but it means that those households don’t have enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life.
We have plenty of food in the United States and federal nutrition programs that work together to provide access to meals and groceries for those facing economic hardship; the problem is that not enough kids and families are able to access them. There are large gaps in the number of kids and families that qualify for benefits and those that are receiving them.
In collaboration with our partners, No Kid Hungry works to ensure all children have access to the federal nutrition programs in their communities.
We work with school districts, providing training, toolkits, and strategic grant funding to launch or enhance existing school meal programs – breakfast, lunch, afterschool, and summer meals.
We collaborate with community based organizations and support innovative strategies to support afterschool and summer meal programs and connect families to other critical federal nutrition programs like SNAP and WIC.
Childhood hunger is the product of longtime systemic inequities. We prioritize support to marginalized communities, seek out and share successful community based solutions, and work to address the root causes of hunger.
We engage with elected and government officials to make sure that ending child hunger is prioritized by decision makers at all levels of government.
Tarrah Westercamp is currently a Contractor with No Kid Hungry Indiana. Tarrah has worked in school nutrition for over 7 years. Her experience is gleaned from working at the state and local level as a school district dietitian for various sized school districts. Tarrah holds a Master’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from Ball State University. Tarrah is also involved in the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics’s Dietetic Practice Group, School Nutrition Services, as the Membership Chair for 3 years. She is also part of the national Membership Committee for SNA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, being outside, and drinking coffee.
Tarrah can be reached at email@example.com.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.
As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is our primary focus, though Share Our Strength continues to invest in and develop other campaigns.
Learn more about Share Our Strength and our other work at ShareOurStrength.org.