Now this is a cause worth fighting for!
The Curry’s became the first National Spokesfamily for No Kid Hungry, a national movement to end childhood hunger across the country. The partnership allows the duo to expand their mission of providing children with access to healthy food and a quality education. Since 2015, the Currys have been working to serve children and families in the Bay Area. With this new partnership, they will invest in programmatic offerings and hope to use their voices to advocate across the state of California, raising “national awareness, funds and public will for the 1 in 7 American kids currently living with hunger.”
Ayesha Curry spoke about the importance of the partnership saying, “Being a mom, it’s extremely hard to accept that there are kids who aren’t getting enough to eat. When I began working with No Kid Hungry, I knew right away they were making a difference in kids’ lives. It was only natural they’d be our perfect partners to help make sure kids in Oakland, and throughout the country, get the nutritious food they need."
Her partner in purpose in elaborated on what the initiative means to them.
“I know firsthand the fuel a healthy meal provides to perform at your best, and that’s just as true for kids in classrooms as it is for me on the court. Helping kids succeed is why we started Eat. Learn. Play. and why I’m excited we’re partnering with No Kid Hungry to take our work to the next level. Even one hungry kid is one too many."
The three-time NBA Champion and his restaurateur wife kicked off the partnership last month. The organization set a goal of raising 10 million meals for hungry children before the end of 2019 and the Currys vowed to match every donation to No Kid Hungry, helping to provide up to 2.5 million meals for children during the holiday season.
Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, the organization behind No Kid Hungry said, “Ayesha and Stephen Curry have been true champions for kids and we’re honored to build upon our work together. From Ayesha’s support for our summer meals programs, to fundraising efforts hosted by Stephen, the Currys are instrumental partners in helping to ensure no kid goes hungry. We’re excited to see the great things we’ll continue to accomplish together.”
To learn more about No Kid Hungry’s breakfast, afterschool, or summer meal programs or to donate visit www.nokidhungry.org.
Thank you for all your work Ayesha and Stephen!
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