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COVID-19 response: McCain Foods USA partners with No Kid Hungry to help eliminate childhood hunger

Earlier this week, McCain Foods USA announced its partnership with No Kid Hungry to help ensure children across America have access to healthy meals amid coronavirus-related school closures and beyond.

McCain Foods USA says in a press release the partnership was launched by donating $75,000 which will be directed to No Kid Hungry’s coronavirus response and recovery efforts that will help provide children with the most important school supply they can have: food.

Beginning on September 14 through October 16, 2020, for every No Kid Hungry post that is liked or shared, McCain Foods will donate $1 up to $5,000.

“1 in 4 children in the United States could face hunger this year due to the impact of the coronavirus,” said Greg Evans, Sr. Vice President at McCain Foods USA. “Children need a balanced meal in order to support healthy brain development and their ability to learn. We hope these resources will help schools and community groups navigate the unprecedented challenges of the upcoming school year and help children receive the nutrition they need.”

“Back to school is looking very different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: millions of kids rely on the nutrition they receive from school meals to learn, grow and reach their full potential,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign.

“We’re so grateful for partners like McCain Foods who have stepped up to help kids get the meals they need, whether they are in the classroom or not. We couldn’t do this without them.” 

As a family-owned business, McCain Foods cares deeply about creating positive change for communities to thrive and is proud to partner with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused solely on eradicating childhood hunger in America.

To learn more about No Kid Hungry’s coronavirus response and recovery and how you can help, visit https://www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus. No Kids Hungry worked with states and the USDA to develop a map to help families easily find free meals for their kids. Just enter your zip code, and youi’ll be shown the school meals sites, food banks and more serving food near you.

Source: McCain Foods USA

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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