Inspired by the rapidly growing trend of Friendsgiving celebrations, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites all to kick-off the holiday season by giving back to kids in need. Friendsgiving® for No Kid Hungry encourages holiday hosts to put a seat at the table for the one in six kids in America struggling with hunger by adding a fundraising component to their celebrations. Every $1 donated to No Kid Hungry through Friendsgiving connects a child in need to 10 meals.

By signing up to host, individuals receive access to extensive resources needed to execute a successful Friendsgiving event and inspire others to donate to their fundraiser, including décor templates, fundraising tips, a planning checklist, fundraising prizes and more. Hosts also obtain exclusive recipes and expertise from esteemed culinary supporters such as William Elliot, mixologist and bar director of Maison Premiere; Melissa and Emily Elsen, bakers and founders of Four & Twenty Blackbirds; Zack Mills, executive chef of Wit & Wisdom; and Jason Neroni, chef partner of Rose Café.

Food Network personality and cookbook author, Melissa d’Arabian, hosted a Friendsgiving benefitting No Kid Hungry in October to teach her daughters the importance of giving. “The holidays can be a stressful time and even more so when you are hungry. Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry is a fun and easy way to make holiday celebrations count and help kids who need it,” said d’Arabian. “Childhood hunger is a solvable problem, but it’s up to us to do our part to ensure all kids have access to the healthy food they need. Let’s put the ‘give’ back into Friendsgiving.”

“Friendsgiving continues to grow as thousands of individuals across the country open up their homes to friends and family to celebrate the season and raise funds for hungry kids,” said Debbie Shore, Co-Founder of Share Our Strength. “We’re so proud to have the support of the culinary community as well, sharing their recipes and expertise with our hosts.”

Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry is striving to raise over $500,000 from hosts across the country this fall, which can connect hungry kids to up to five million meals.

Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry is supported by popular manufacturer of kitchen tools and gadgets, Tovolo, and Tastefully Simple, making mealtime simple and fun with delicious seasoning, sauces and baking mixes.

For more information about Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry, including information on partner resources and to sign-up to host, visit

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at

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