Share Our Strength's mission is to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
How do we do that? Through our campaigns, like No Kid Hungry, which will end childhood hunger in the United States, and Cooking Matters, which helps low-income families learn to shop and cook healthier.
It’s a big job, but we’re not alone. We believe that everyone has a strength to share to help ensure every individual can live a healthy and productive life.
In our work, the team at Share Our Strength believes in some specific values. We strive to be bold; we have a clear mission and ambitious goals. We believe everyone has a strength to share and we try to mobilize people. We demand a diversity of ideas, people and communities, which leads to stronger solutions. We believe in always being inventive – trying new things and challenging the status quo. Last but not least, we value doing good work and have a good time while we’re at it.
Billy and Debbie Shore found Share Our Strength as a response to the famine in Ethiopia.
Some of the nation’s best restaurants raise nearly $250,000 at the first-ever Taste of the Nation event.
We launch "Charge Against Hunger", one of the first national successful cause marketing campaigns, raising over $20 million for anti-hunger groups across the country.
Share Our Strength launches a nutrition education program now called Cooking Matters, teaching low-income families how to shop and cook healthy on a budget.
Share Our Strength launches Community Wealth Partners, an independent consulting firm.
Initial pilot projects for what would become No Kid Hungry get underway in communities across the country.
Share Our Strength launches the national Dine Out for No Kid Hungry fundraiser (then called The Great American Dine Out).
The official launch of the No Kid Hungry campaign with Jeff Bridges.
We launch Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, a 300-mile endurance bike ride that quickly becomes a premiere fundraising event for chefs.
How we're ending
Hunger and poverty
No Kid Hungry
Through programs that are proven to work, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need.
Kids need good food to grow up healthy. Cooking Matters helps parents and caregivers struggling with limited food budgets learn how to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals.
Community Wealth Partners
Solving big problems requires bold partners. Community Wealth Partners helps nonprofits and foundations solve social problems at the magnitude they exist.
Food Justice Series
Join us for conversations about food insecurity and the advancement of anti-poverty and anti-hunger initiatives.
Add Passion & Stir Podcast
Every Wednesday, the “Add Passion and Stir” podcast convenes thought leaders for conversations on food’s role in our health, society and well-being.
In times of crisis, we issue emergency grants, raise new funds and help donors and policymakers find effective local organizations.