"We can do no great things. Just small things with great love."

Mother Teresa

Full Hearts. Full Plates.

No Child Goes Hungry supports students in need and their school heroes and wants to ensure that our teachers don’t have to use their hard-earned salaries to help feed students. We’re sending healthy food boxes all over the country where the food supply chain is sorely interrupted with not enough truck drivers. To continue our efforts, we aim to raise $4,000 to support teachers and students in need—the equivalent of over 400 days’ worth of meals—but we need your help.

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We are dedicated to the elimination of childhood hunger, one kid, one meal at a time.

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Please Support Our Full Hearts Full Plates Fundraiser

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NCGH Donates Food to Northside Elementary PTA

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Endorsements for No Child Goes Hungry


No Child Goes Hungry is a rare gift – an organization with a visionary leader, directed toward an ultimate end that is big enough to inspire courage and strategic enough to initiate real action. I’m so proud that my congregation has been a part of the early phase of this important work.”

Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd
Senior Minister, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, Maryland

“It seems like such a simple proposition – No Child Goes Hungry in my community. Yet that is exactly what is happening all over America, children are going hungry. When Rev. Karen came to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington to preach about this problem it sparked a flurry of ideas and a real desire to make sure we can say No Child Goes Hungry in Wilmington. Her passion for this project was an inspiration to our congregation and should be an inspiration to everyone. Receiving an unexpected grant spurred us do more and reach out to partners in our community. Karen has given us a challenge, all of us. Let us all respond as we are able.”

Rev. Cheryl M. Walker
Pastor, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington, NC ​

“It’s amazing how a seed grant does just what it sounds like–plants a seed that can flower. Of course my congregation cares about childhood hunger (who doesn’t?!) but we haven’t actually DONE anything about it. The seed grant from No Child Goes Hungry has spurred us to action, and we’re suddenly thinking about potential partner organizations, local need, and how we can make the most difference. We would have been stuck at caring about the issue, and not taking action, without that grant.”

Rev. Amanda Poppei
Senior Leader, Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC

“My members were so surprised with joy to hear they had received a gift to use as we deemed appropriate in our community. What an amazing way to generate imagination and justice! No Child Goes Hungry recognizes that locals know their community because we see the faces of our children. We are looking forward to collaborating with other local organizations to effect change so our children are smiling with joy rather than pained with hunger.”

Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker,
Minister, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Alexandria, VA

“It’s all too easy to become overwhelmed by the enormity of hunger and poverty in our world. By identifying specific needs in our community (e.g., those students who depend on school meals for nourishment), and connecting with other local partners, No Child Goes Hungry has given members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia a vehicle for helping to feed one hungry child at a time.”

Rev. Paige Getty
Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Columbia, Maryland


In our society of over-indulgence and excessive food waste, there are shockingly, millions of children who still go to bed hungry each night. For some, this is an occasional hardship but for many more, hunger is a daily experience. The hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, says 13.1 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2015. “Food insecurity” simply means a child doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Not everyone struggling with hunger qualifies for federal nutrition assistance. A report by the USDA Economic Research Service shows that, in 2014, 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including 15.3 million children. Households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children.

There is a particular need to provide food for children on weekends, school holidays, school closures due to events like snow days, and summers when government-provided free and reduced price school lunches are not available. No Child Goes Hungry believes we all have a moral obligation to help these children. Some communities have social service agencies to help, some have food banks, and some have other ways to supplement a portion of this need. But no government or community organization can do it alone. NCGH seeks to inspire, encourage and support in tangible ways, faith-based organizations and community outreach groups willing to stand up for some of our most vulnerable citizens to make sure no child goes to bed hungry.