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 child 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

Virginia Schools are closed because of the extreme cold we've been experiencing in our area, but the doors of Virginia Middle School are open and in the cafeteria, meals are being served.
January 10, 2018
By leveraging the federal child nutrition programs, which have been in place since military leaders went to Congress at the end of World War II to express concern about the threat of malnutrition to our national and economic security, we have put the commonwealth on a sustainable path to end childhood hunger once and for all. The resources and insights we need to achieve our goals are already available; we simply need to maximize them to their greatest potential.
January 03, 2018
Virginia Beach City Public Schools has made “Breakfast After the Bell” a priority across all schools in 2017. The program takes breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom while students are settling into their school day.
December 19, 2017