Josh Kelley will spend part of his summer as spokesman for ConAgra Foods Foundation’s Hunger-Free Summer program with Feeding America. Josh will be visiting food banks across the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger, as well as volunteering at food banks that have received Hunger-Free Summer grants for their innovative, community-based programs.
Josh and ConAgra Foods hope to bring attention to the fact that millions of children in the United States don’t always know where their next meal will come from. During the school year, 21 million children will have lunch each weekday, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture’s free and reduced-priced school lunch program. But when school lets out for summer, the majority of these children face hunger. The Hunger-Free Summer program aims to provide more meals to these children.
Josh kicked off this year’s Hunger-Free Summer initiative on yesterday (Thursday, June 2) with the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee in Knoxville. He also will be visiting food banks based in Kansas City, Missouri, Austin, Texas, Pennsauken, New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia and Omaha, Nebraska.