It’s a fact that one in five American children go to bed hungry every night. September is National Hunger Awareness Month, and No Kid Hungry is looking for your help to not only raise awareness, but to reverse that statistic. That’s why No Kid Hungry is teaming up with chef Alex Guarnaschelli and thousands of other well-known restaurants and chains across America — from Applebee’s and Denny’s, to Annisa and Landmarc — to participate in a the Dine Out for Hunger campaign that will allow a portion of restaurant proceeds to go toward No Kid Hungry. See the map of participating restaurants here.
“As a mom, I know how important it is that my daughter starts every day with a full stomach so she has the fuel she needs to learn and grow. I work with No Kid Hungry because I believe every child in this country deserves to have the same healthy start in life,” chef Alex Guarnaschelli told The Daily Meal. “No Kid Hungry is making it easy for people to take something they already do and enjoy — dining out with family and friends — and add a donation to make a difference at the same time.”
Last year No Kid Hungry raised $8 million, and this year the organization hopes to do the same, or even surpass that goal. No Kid Hungry will also be launching a viral campaign around the hashtags #90meals and #enditwithorange. “90 meals” represents the number of opportunities you have during the month of September to make a difference in a child’s life, while orange is the official color of hunger awareness.
Plus, if you eat at any of these restaurants that are fighting hunger, you could receive some pretty sweet deals like coupons and upgrades.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi