Travis W Keys
Travis W Keys
Last week, the No Kid Hungry organization held a Friendsgiving cooking class in New York City to teach guests how to prepare a Thanksgiving dish, make festive cocktails, and help end childhood hunger in America.
Nearly one in five children in America face hunger and live in households that struggle to provide meals for their families, according to the No Kid Hungry website; however, the organization seeks to end this problem by providing resources and funds for families and schools.
The Friendsgiving initiative encourages people to give back this holiday season and fundraise for hungry kids who might not have the luxury to enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving meal. No Kids Hungry provides resources from planning check lists to recipes to ensure a successful holiday celebration.
Another initiative, Every Kid Healthy, is a service learning project that teaches children in school lifelong healthy eating habits and the importance of a nutritious breakfast.
MS328, a middle school in New York City, is one of the schools looking to make changes in the school system to make breakfast part of the school day for children. Principal Olga Quiles proposed a program to provide breakfast for students to address the hunger problem that can have a negative impact on students’ education.