No Kid Hungry
In the summer of 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture released a study, which indicated that Arkansas had the highest percentage of hungry children in the nation. Coming on the heels of promising news about our progress in national education rankings, as well as per capita income increases, the report was a startling reminder that our efforts to improve education and boost economic development could be derailed by our failure to address the most basic needs of our children.
In response, the State formed a partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, national hunger experts, Share Our Strength, Arkansas business leaders, and federal and state agencies. In October of 2010, the state announced the No Kid Hungry Campaign, an initiative to end childhood hunger in Arkansas.