No Kid Hungry – The 30-day UNChallenge


With the amazing success of our SHRM Kickball game, we’ve taken a little time to bask in the glow of the work we did and the impact we’ve all had.  (You were part of that, right?  If not, it’s never too late.  You can kick in a few dollars here and help change a kid’s life.)

We raised over $11,000.  That’s 110,000 meals.  That’s 110,000 hungry children walking in, sitting down, and having a meal that they otherwise wouldn’t.  It’s a great feeling.

Then my partner Brew pointed something out.  We fed 110,000 out of 16 million.  And those 110,000 will be hungry again tomorrow, assuming they only eat once per day.  And they eat more than once per day.  At least, they should.

We know that funds are limited.  That’s why I want to share one more post with you about our friends at NKH.  Cathy McPhillips, part of the NKH team, put together a list of things anyone can do in the next month to change the world.  And none of these 30 things will cost you a dime.  One a day for the month of July can change the world.  (It’s ok to take off on the 4th.)

Need a little more incentive?  Fine.  Aside from the good karma and the warm fuzzy feelings you get from doing ANY of these, let alone all of them, I’ll offer a little more.  Just doing one thing on the list will make a difference, so if you find the time to do ANYTHING on this list, drop me a note, either by email, twitter or in the comments.  I’ll send a free copy of my book Lean HR to the first five, or to EVERYONE WHO DOES SOMETHING TODAY, JULY 1st, if there are more than five.  (No, you aren’t obligated to take a copy, but you are welcome to it. Maybe you have a wobbly table that needs some attention?)

The list is below, and I hope you’ll take the time to read through it.  Maybe over lunch.

  1. Take the No Kid Hungry pledge
  2. Join the Hunger Core, No Kid Hungry’s monthly giving club
  3. Find out how your local school serves breakfast
  4. Invite a friend to take the No Kid Hungry pledge
  5. Like the No Kid Hungry Facebook page
  6. Follow No Kid Hungry on twitter
  7. Share a photo from our Team No Kid Hungry Facebook album
  8. Connect with Billy Shore, the Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength
  9. Become a No Kid Hungry blogger
  10. Invite your favorite restaurant to the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry
  11. Follow the #nokidhungry conversation on twitter
  12. RT something from @nokidhungry that inspires you
  13. Call/tweet/text/write Congress
  14. Write a letter to your newspaper editor about protecting SNAP and school breakfast programs
  15. Learn more about SNAP (Food Stamps) in your state, and why it is critical to No Kid Hungry
  16. Watch A Place at the Table, a documentary about the state of hunger in the US., featuring Billy Shore & Jeff Bridges
  17. Read “An Invisible Thread,” a story of one woman’s friendship with an 11-year old homeless boy.
  18. Find out if an Arby’s close to you is bringing their Hungry for Happiness tour to your town this summer
  19. Check out the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry restaurant list on twitter – visit one and thank them for supporting the Dine Out!
  20. Do you have a story? Share it with us.
  21. Commit to creating a personal fundraiser in the next 12 months
  22. Save the date – December 3 – to be part of Giving Tuesday with No Kid Hungry
  23. Download the Team No Kid Hungry app to easily support No Kid Hungry (how quickly can you climb the leaderboard?)
  24. Download the Cooking Matters app for healthy recipes on a budget
  25. Visit the No Kid Hungry Action Center and take action in your community
  26. View the State of Hunger in your area
  27. See if any Share Our Strength culinary events are coming to your area
  28. Take a few minutes to read about our incredible partners. Thank one today!
  29. Do you know a teen or young adult who you’d like to see involved with No Kid Hungry? Introduce them to No Kid Hungry 2 for our youth advocates.
  30. Share this blog post so others can do the same!


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