About Us

The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign is the product of a public-private partnership that includes the First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Education, and several corporate partners. Together, we work to end childhood hunger in the Commonwealth.

The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign connects eligible kids to federal nutrition programs. The campaign is increasing awareness and participation in the School Breakfast Program, the Community Eligibility Provision, the Summer Meals Program, and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

When the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign launched in 2011, more than 321,000 children in the state were at risk of hunger, or food insecure. Today, nearly 17 percent of children in Virginia face food insecurity. The work of the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign continues to improve access to nutritious food programs.

No Kid Hungry Virginia, Share Our Strength, and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe work to support the Virginia 365 Project to End Childhood Hunger.

News & Updates

This year, more students in Arlington will have more chances to start their days with breakfast than ever before. We know that safe and well-managed classrooms are important to students meeting educational goals, but as Arlington Public Schools (APS) has recognized by adopting its Whole Child initiative, we have to address more than just academics in order for students to meet their full potential. That’s why it is even more important for students to start each day with a nutritious meal as a strong foundation for learning.
September 02, 2016
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so the old saying goes — but every morning, across Virginia, 260,000 children go to school without breakfast, according to No Kid Hungry Virginia, a group with a mission to end child hunger.
September 01, 2016
"Across the commonwealth, 50 percent of children who rely on school meals are not actually receiving that school breakfast," according to Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. "We wanna make sure all children have a chance to have the breakfast that really gets their day off to a great start."
September 01, 2016

Join the Virginia Breakfast Challenge!

Want to win prizes for your school? Sign your school up today at VABreakfast.org!

No Kid Hungry Virginia Summit

Join us in Blacksburg, VA this September for the No Kid Hungry Virginia Summit. RSVP here

Read the 2016 Virginia Breakfast Report

Have you checked out where you school stacks up? Read Virginia Hunger Solutions' Virginia Breakfast Report here