Share our Strength is an amazing organization that works towards ending childhood hunger in America. While childhood hunger is an issue worldwide, I think we often forget that many children right in our own backyard are struggling to get the nutrition that they need. Share our Strength is trying to make sure that every child in the US has access to healthy foods.
Common Threads is another great organization that is helping to address food issues facing children in low income families in the US. They are teaching children how to cook healthy sustainable meals while also using food to help children learn about new cultures.
Another organization that I love that is also based out of Chicago is Pilot Light. Pilot Light is partnering with chefs and teachers to integrate learning about food into the everyday curriculum. Students are learning about the history of foods, where foods come from, and how to choose healthy options in school and at home.