Youth Engagement Toolkit


Childhood hunger in America is a solvable problem, and the solution is within our reach. No Kid Hungry and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation firmly believe that the No Kid Hungry promise to connect every kid to healthy food every day cannot be fulfilled without help from the next generation of young leaders.

This toolkit provides an understanding of “what works” in engaging youth, with tools that can be used to broaden the base and immediately engage youth support in the fight to end childhood hunger.


One in six kids in America can’t count on always getting the food they need. Young leaders can advocate for a hunger free America by spreading the word in their local communities.


Youth indicated that email or word-of-mouth via friends, family and Facebook are the best ways in which to communicate with them.

Find communication templates and social media resources here:

“Young people bring fresh eyes, energy, and a different perspective to the issue.”
— Shondra Jenkins, Executive Director, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
“Students want to be part of social change. Everyone can relate to being hungry at some point. It is an easy concept to understand.”
— Dr. Harriet Giles, Ph.D., Managing Director, Hunger Solutions Institute

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