Our Fall Newsletter!


No Kid Hungry - New Orleans Campaign 2016 - 2017
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Fall Greetings!
There are many exciting things happening for the New Orleans No Kid Hungry this fall!

After a successful summer, New Orleans NKH is well into fall planning for the new school year. During the summer No Kid Hungry gave away $20,000 worth of grants to summer camps, youth organizations and sponsors to provide free lunch and supper meals, and distributed NKH gifts (t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, and sunglasses), not only to local non-profits and summer camps, but local after school programs.  A big thanks to our local partners for their support on behalf of  the kids of New Orleans!

You can find our recent updates below and information about our upcoming grants.


Emergency Relief Grant
After the devastating floods of Baton Rouge in early August, No Kid Hungry – New Orleans donated an Emergency Relief Grant of $20,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, who was critical in distributing food and cleaning supplies to those affected by the floods. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank typically serves 11 parishes, and 8 of those were declared Major Disaster Areas by FEMA. Although the flood slow down response time, a couple days after the floods, the GBR Food Bank was back in action, distributing food to the hardest hit neighborhoods in East Baton Rouge. The food distribution turned out to be a great success, since people not only received food but also cleaning supplies. "In a typical distribution, we had literally hundreds of cars going through the line in need of food," said Montelaro.  The GBR Food Bank estimates that 2.5 million pounds of food have been distributed to date, though they are still analyzing the impact. Nola NKH will continue to find ways to reach children in need by helping schools, and connecting children with healthy meals throughout the Baton Rouge region. 
New Website
For several months our site has been working with Share Our Strength's design team to improve and re-energize our website content. We're excited about this project as it continues to grow. Our  new platform is a great way to let the community know about our programs and grants, and also to share the progress we have made to end childhood hunger in New Orleans.  If you're a local program or non-profit working to end childhood hunger, and are interested in sharing your story let us know!


No Kid Hungry Breakfast & CACFP Grant

Our Breakfast and CACFP (Child and Adult Care Program) Grants will be available soon. If you are interested in our grants, please register here to be the first to receive the grant application, especially if you have never applied before. We will be sending another reminder email in the coming weeks with grant application links.

How can our grants be used?

Breakfast Grants can be used in many ways, including the following:  

  • To test a pilot school breakfast program during the 2016-2017 school year
  • To try Breakfast in The Classroom or Grab and Go Breakfast models in some or all classes in a school
  • To purchase items and equipment needed to expand or improve your school breakfast models


Grants will support schools with the purchase of approved equipment, materials and initiatives facilitating alternative breakfast delivery models (such as in-classroom breakfast, grab-n-go, or second-chance breakfast) in an effort to increase student participation in universal school breakfast.

The School Breakfast Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, plays a crucial role in making sure kids get the food they need to focus and excel in the classroom. Barriers, including stigma and transportation logistics, cause school breakfast participation rates to be low. There are creative, low-cost ways to increase school breakfast participation. The New Orleans No Kid Hungry campaign is working with teachers, principals, school food service directors, parents and students to implement new way to serve breakfast such as offering Breakfast in the Classroom or Grab N’ Go options that make breakfast a part of every students morning schedule.

CACFP Grants can be used in many ways, including the following:

  • Costs associated with starting or growing a CACFP after school program
  • Staffing, Equipment, Program costs 
  • Outreach to increase enrollment
  • Support to offset registration or other enrollment fees for low income families
  • Transportation 

This grant opportunity is for funding from Share Our Strength and the No Kid Hungry - New Orleans campaign to help after school programs expand access to and participation in after school meal programs that receive reimbursement through the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

 For more info check out these links on Breakfast and CACFP:


  • How to get free Summer Meals for New Orleans kids [WGNO]
  • Local chefs, youth team up for Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry [Gambit]
  • Splash Day and St. Bernard Recreational Center Opening [Nola.gov]
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