Campaign to End Childhood Hunger

"The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger is a brilliant advocacy strategy. It is the example I use of how national organizations can work effectively with the grassroots. The Campaign has highlighted the tragic effects of hunger and undernutrition on children in their early stages of development."
Terri Langston, Public Welfare Foundation

The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger is a movement of people from all walks of life and vocations whose common mission is ending hunger among our children.

The Campaign is ensuring that children from families with low incomes are getting the food they need to be healthy and productive. Coordinated nationally by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the Campaign is being waged by hundreds of citizen groups across the country.

The Campaign’s National Advisory Council includes corporate executives, labor union presidents, bipartisan leadership in the U.S. Congress, religious leaders, creative artists and experts in hunger and poverty. It is endorsed by more than 100 national organizations, representing millions of Americans. These groups include the U. S. Conference of Mayors, Feeding America (then known as the Second Harvest National Food Bank Network), the National Urban League, the AFL-CIO, the League of Women Voters, the Children’s Defense Fund and Catholic Charities, USA.

FRAC and the Campaign provide coordination and support to anti-hunger network of advocates, food banks, program administrators and participants, policy makers and others across the country to expand and protect programs which help children grow and learn, particularly the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program for Children, the WIC Program, and programs which provide meals and snacks to children in daycare and before and after school programs. The Campaign seeks to develop and implement short and long-term strategies to end childhood hunger.

Working with key anti-hunger groups in every state, the Campaign:

  • educates the public on the extent, causes, and solutions to hunger;
  • promotes increased government and private sector response to childhood hunger;
  • uses the media to inform and educate;
  • engages in ground breaking research on childhood hunger and poverty;
  • conducts national and statewide conferences and skill-building training sessions;
  • strengthens local coalitions;
  • produces and distributes educational materials; and
  • shares information and ideas using computer networks and other technologies.

The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger is forging new partnerships, creating new opportunities, and searching for long-term strategies to ensure that no child goes hungry in this country.