Inspiring news from the front lines of the child hunger battle: Share Our Strength laid the groundwork for expanding the reach of their “No Kid Hungry” campaign into new states through a series of events recently at the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. First, Share Our Strength supporter and Food Network star Sandra Lee delivered inspiring remarks to a room of governors and corporate leaders. The next day prominent Share Our Strength chefs from across the country catered a special reception attended by fifteen governors, including Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley who passionately encouraged his colleagues to launch “No Kid Hungry campaigns” in their states.
The evening featured a special message from “No Kid Hungry” National Spokesperson and Academy-Award winner Jeff Bridges, who called on those present to lend their leadership to Share Our Strength’s state partnerships. ( You can view Jeff’s “No Kid Hungry” promotional video for the program here
Share Our Strength Founder Bill Shore also addressed the gathering of governors, joining Governors O’Malley and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to describe the impact that their work together is having in Maryland and Arkansas.
As a result of Share Our Strength’s activities, activism and outreach efforts, a number of governors have expressed strong interest in launching “No Kid Hungry” campaigns in their states.