How You Can Help Fight Childhood Hunger


Give added meaning to Thanksgiving this year by helping those who really need it.

Friendsgiving is an initiative by No Kid Hungry, which sees thousands of individuals across the country raising funds for children in need, by simply hosting a fundraising event in the comfort of their own home with friends and family.

Considering 1 in 6 kids in America struggles with hunger, Friendsgiving provides an ideal platform for people to make a difference: Every $1 raised can provide 10 meals for a child in need.

Carla Warner, Associate Director of Friendsgiving at Share Our Strength, tells Kindness and Hope that Friendsgiving was born after the non-profit organization saw “a really natural connection between the joy of gathering with friends to celebrate the season of abundance and the need to give back to hungry kids.”
 The program piloted in 2015 and this year, they hope to raise over $500,000 to help fight childhood hunger.
Carla explains how Friendsgiving works:

STEP 1  Sign up to host a Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry event at

STEP 2  Plan your event and start fundraising using our easy, mobile friendly tools – which allow you to create your own Friendsgiving fundraising page to share with friends and family.

STEP 3  Have fun at your party knowing you and your friends are feeding hungry kids! (They also offer hosts fundraising incentives and a great deal of resources to ensure they feel supported and have a successful event.)

So, what does Kindness and Hope mean to Carla?

“They are honestly two of my favorite words,” she says. “Kindness to me is living a life where you take care of and give back to others around you. I joined No Kid Hungry after I had my first child because I couldn’t bear the thought of knowing that there were kids out there not getting enough food to eat. Thanks to all the people who share their strength to support our work, I get to witness extraordinary acts of human kindness every day. Of course with that comes hope…the hope we are giving these kids who worry about where their next meal will be and the hope we are truly going to end childhood hunger in America once and for all. I’m so proud to be a part of it!”


Article by melissa

Melissa Myers is a trained journalist, working in London and New York. She worked for all of the national newspapers in the U.K. as a celebrity journalist and was News Director of In Touch magazine in the U.S. In 2017, she decided to focus on making a difference in the world and launched her website When she is not publishing real-life stories that seek to inspire those facing adversity, she is feeding 100 homeless people weekly on the West Side of L.A. and helps find rescue animals a home. Melissa also builds websites for a variety of clientele and runs social media campaigns for non-profits. When she isn't surfing, she spends time with her own little rescue pup, Peanut

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