Gov. Nixon announces anti-child hunger campaign
AFFTON — Gov. Jay Nixon announced a new anti-hunger initiative during a visit to Rogers Middle School on Friday.
Share our Strength, an anti-hunger non-profit, will partner with state agencies and other community groups to form No Kid Hungry Missouri.
The No Kid Hungry program seeks to address the problem of child nutrition in schools. According to a press release, organizers of the program will work alongside school districts to increase student access to school breakfast, after-school snacks and summer meals.
The Department of Health and Senior Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the Family and Community Trust are working to develop strategies and goals for No Kid Hungry.
Duke Storen will serve as the program's senior director. He says "strategic partnerships" are the core of making No Kid Hungry a reality in Missouri.
The program will be partly funded through a $500,000 federal grant.