Child Hunger

Our Key Issues

Kids can’t thrive on empty stomachs.

Our Key Issues

Child Hunger

Kids can’t thrive on empty stomachs.

Hunger is devastating for growing minds and bodies. But 13 million children in the U.S. are facing food insecurity – and every minute, 33 worldwide are born into hunger.

As families slip deeper into poverty, kids are facing stunted development, malnutrition and even death.

Our Mission

We’re breaking the silence on child hunger.

Nutritious food is a necessity — not a luxury. SCAN is leading the fight to end child hunger by building relationships with lawmakers, activating our network of grassroots advocates and supporting sustainable solutions for the world’s hardest-to-reach communities.

Fight for Stronger Food and Programs

Tell Congress to Build a Better Farm Bill

Conflict, extreme weather and economic instability are pushing communities closer to famine — but stronger international food aid programs would provide lifesaving support.

Speak Up for Child Refugees
Help Child Refugees Survive and Thrive
Build A Better Farm Bill

Our leaders can build a world where child refugees grow up healthy, educated and safe  no matter what disaster they’re facing.

Our leaders can build a world where child refugees grow up healthy, educated and safe  no matter what disaster they’re facing.

153 million children are facing hunger around the world.

SEE HOW VOTERS FEEL ABOUT SNAP

TO GET INSIGHT ON WHAT FAMILIES REALLY NEED, SCAN SURVEYED AMERICA.

Upcoming Volunteer Events & Trainings

Volunteer with SCAN and join a community of changemakers! There are endless ways to channel your passion for helping kids: write letters to the editor, participate in local events, fundraise or meet with Congress. Don’t worry – we’ll provide the tools you need to be a powerful champion for children.

Upcoming Events

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July 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

New Hampshire Birddogging Candidate Training

Zoom (NH)

I have to give credit to SCAN’s Advocacy Summit for the ball of fire I’ve become. It pulled out a passion in me I never knew I had.

– Dafnee, advocate and mom from Louisiana

Advocacy in Action

Check out the latest updates on our hunger-fighting movement!

Jody Glaser, Sponsorship Associate Communications

Sarah Breaks the Silence on Hunger in Kentucky

Victoria Zegler

Actress Jen Garner Teams Up with Mark Shriver 

Jody Glaser, Sponsorship Associate Communications

Victoria Zegler

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