Mayors are in a strong position to help end childhood hunger in their communities. Mayors can help raise awareness about the issue and about available programs; convene stakeholders across sectors to tackle the problem; and ensure that schools, city agencies and community organizations are implementing effective programs that expand access to nutritious food for kids. Use this checklist to learn about the actions that you can take as a mayor to end childhood hunger.
General Action to End Child Hunger
In every community across the nation, there are children at risk of hunger. Hunger affects a child’s ability to grow, learn and play. Hunger can lead to short- and long-term health issues, and cause behavioral and emotional problems in children. Download our resource to learn the steps mayors can take to make addressing childhood hunger a priority.