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Plans to End Childhood Hunger in CA by 2015

November 10, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The ambitious goal is to end childhood hunger in California and across the nation by 2015. Actor and anti-hunger advocate Jeff Bridges is hoping the "No Kid Hungry Campaign" will help accomplish it. Bridges, along with governors and others interested in the cause, kicked off the effort this week.

Bridges says there are 1.7 million kids in California, and 17 million across the nation, who need reliable access to food – and one of the solutions requires no extra funding.

"Make better use of the programs that are already in existence, and that's what this new campaign that I'm the national chairperson of is all about, the No Kid Hungry Campaign."

The campaign is aimed at breaking down barriers to participation in programs that are already in place, says Bridges, including nutrition education and such federal anti-hunger efforts as SNAP (formerly food stamps) and the School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

"Right now there's over a billion dollars that's available for states to use for these programs that is not being used."

He says they are simply asking people to pledge their concern.

"By taking this pledge, I'm adding my voice to the national movement of people who are committed to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015."

Organizers say the No Kid Hungry Campaign creates a public-private partnership to close the gaps between existing food resources and the families who need them. The plan was developed by Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Share Our Strength has a long history of supporting community groups in California, with more than $9 million in grants awarded since 1988.

More information is available at www.nokidhungry.org.

Glen Gardner, Public News Service - CA