From the UC Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement:
More than 16 million children live in
food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from.
That's why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to "take hunger
personally" and join the fight to end childhood hunger.
$500 Grants to
Help End Childhood Hunger in Your Community!
Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together
young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address
childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects
will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Learn
more and apply at: www.YSA.org/grants/sodexoyouth
Submit your application
early to receive feedback! Submit your application by December 16th and YSA will
preliminary review your application and give you feedback by January 4th.
Need project ideas? Here are 10 Ways You Can Help End Childhood
1. Find ways to put surplus food to better use.
2. Organize food
drives or fundraisers.
3. Plant or spruce up a school or community
4. Volunteer at a local food bank, pantry, shelter, or community
5. Start or support a backpack feeding program.
6. Support and
raise awareness of summer feeding programs.
7. Increase use of SNAP (formerly
called food stamps) and/or Free and Reduced-Price School Meals programs.
Help teach families about healthy eating and cooking.
9. Raise public
awareness of childhood hunger in your community.
10. Advocate for policies
and programs that will help end childhood hunger in your community.
additional details and examples of past GYSD projects, visit www.YSA.org/blog/2012/11/15/10-ways-you-can-help-end-childhood-hunger.
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