San Francisco Mayor Newsom and Share Our Strength®: "It Is Time to End Childhood Hunger in the U.S."

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Partnership Urges U.S. Mayors to Adopt First-of-its-Kind Resolution.

We launched men toward the moon from Cape Canaveral in this state, yet forty years later 12 million American children are at risk of hunger. I ask my fellow mayors to pass this resolution on ending childhood hunger and urge our federal lawmakers to provide the resources required to help us solve this urgent problem.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Share Our Strength, a national organization working to make sure no child in America grows up hungry, today urged mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting to adopt a resolution to end childhood hunger in America. "It is time to end childhood hunger in the United States," Newsom said while visiting the Daily Bread Food Bank, Florida's largest food bank. "We launched men toward the moon from Cape Canaveral in this state, yet forty years later 12 million American children are at risk of hunger. I ask my fellow mayors to pass this resolution on ending childhood hunger and urge our federal lawmakers to provide the resources required to help us solve this urgent problem."

Newsom and Share Our Strength are partnering to increase awareness of childhood hunger and advance Share Our Strength’s national strategy to end childhood hunger in America. The resolution before the Conference of Mayors reflects the main points of this strategy, which seeks to build a network of local and national organizations from the public and private sectors in states and cities all across the country to address this pressing need.

Anti-hunger organizations with influence across their home states—including D.C. Hunger Solutions (a project of the Food Research and Action Center) in the District of Columbia, Children’s Alliance in Washington and Florida Impact in Florida—are already developing plans to support Share Our Strength’s national strategy; the resolution and the involvement of the Conference of Mayors will advance the strategy and accelerate the development of solutions to this problem.

“The end to childhood hunger in America is within our reach. With the help of government officials, businesses, the nonprofit sector and individual citizens, we can put an end to childhood hunger in America,” said Billy Shore, Executive Director of Share Our Strength.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength® is a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger, and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®, Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit®, Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out™, and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline®. For more information, please visit http://www.strength.org.

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