No Kid Hungry joined the political publication Axios for a live, virtual event on the health, policy and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how leaders, schools and organizations alike can make a difference during this critical period for children in America.

Watch: Addressing the growing hunger crisis

In the conversation, Axios Co-founder & CEO Jim VandeHei and Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo spoke with Share Our Strength founder and Executive Chair Billy Shore, our National Policy Advisor (and Former First Lady of Virginia) Dorothy McAuliffe, Chef and Author JJ Johnson, and No Kid Hungry’s Director in Louisiana  Rhonda Jackson.

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated childhood hunger among many families for the first time, Rhonda Jackson, director of the No Kid Hungry Campaign in Louisiana, said Wednesday at the Axios virtual event.