We can end hunger in America.
Your support for smart programs and policies will help us get there.

We Believe:

  1. Our leaders should protect ​and expand ​federal programs ​that work, ​like SNAP​, ​and make sure everyone who is eligible can get it.
  2. Every working American should be paid a livable wage​ so they can afford adequate healthy food for their families​ without relying upon charity.
  3. We need to fix our broken food system so it reaches everyone in every community because healthy food fuels potential​.
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Julianna Margulies

Our leaders need to make ending hunger a national priority. Kids who get school breakfast achieve 17% better scores in math. That's because food is fuel. You can't compete on an empty stomach.

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Christian Siriano

Food Fueled My Resolve. Christian has taken the fashion world by storm, but even he faced early setbacks. Proper nutrition fueled the will to stay true to his way.

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Josh Lucas

Food Fueled My Dream. Josh Lucas discovered his acting ability when he was only eight. Access to healthy nutrition kept the promise of his talent.

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Alexander Smalls

Food Fueled My Voice. This is the force behind Grammy-winning opera and some of Manhattan’s hippest restaurants. Proper nutrition as a child helped him answer his calling.

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Jarobi White

Food Fueled My Quest. Legends like Jarobi aren’t just born. Healthy nutrition and hardworking talent make for a career that just won’t quit.

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Joseph Arthur

Food Fueled My Song. Healthy food fueled the prolific songwriting that kicked off Joseph Arthur’s career. Today it powers his performances, year-round tours, and a second career as an accomplished painter.

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John Leguizamo

Food Fueled My Promise. John Leguizamo was born for the stage. Food assistance helped him keep the promise of his potential.

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Sarah Jones

Food Fueled My Light. Sarah Jones was born for the stage. Access to healthy nutrition fueled her first spotlight, one that continues to shine from Broadway to the White House and beyond.

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Zainab Salbi

Food Fueled My Hope. As a child, Zainab Salbi witnessed the atrocities of war. Healthy nutrition fueled her drive to found Women for Women International, and turn her horrors into hope for women worldwide.

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James Connolly

Food Fueled My Purpose. Culinary school taught James the value of good nutrition. He turned that knowledge into The Bubble Foundation, feeding underserved children and fueling their ambitions.

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Questlove

Food Fueled My Mind. He’s the co-founder of the Roots, but that’s only one course of his daily meal: Food fueled his childhood in Philadelphia, his years playing music on the road, countless hours in the studio, and continues to inspire his creativity, whether he’s sitting behind the drum kit or writing a New York Times Bestseller.

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Ted Allen

Food Fueled My Tastes. Access to early nutrition fueled Ted’s love for food. Igniting a passion that lights up our TV screens so that we all eat better.

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Michele Hicks

Food Fueled My Ambition. Michele wasn’t born into privilege, just the good fortune of talent and family love. Food assistance helped turn her limited means into a timeless future.

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Rosie Perez

Food Fueled My Fire. Growing up in foster care, Rosie Perez’s talent could have fallen through the cracks. Enter healthy nutrition, the difference between a lost statistic and the fiery star we love.

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Waris Ahluwalia

Food Fueled My Vision. Waris Ahluwalia was born with an appetite for design. Access to healthy nutrition fueled an imagination that shines like all his diamonds.

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Michael Kelly

Food Fueled Discovery. It took Michael Kelly almost 20 years to discover acting. Thanks to healthy nutrition that fueled his first steps, he finally found his way.

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Food Fueled My Story. Jonathan didn’t discover his talent for writing until college. Fortunately, healthy food fueled the prologue to his legendary career.

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Jon Gray

Food Fueled My Flavor. Proper nutrition and love of food fueled Jon’s ambition to bring Bronx cooking to high culture. Now he’s making a name for himself and the borough he calls home.

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Danny Clinch

Food Fueled My Focus. This is the face behind some of Rock n Roll’s most famous images. Not pictured, young Danny enjoying the proper nutrition that fueled his journey here.

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Tom Colicchio

Food Fueled My Future. If Tom Colicchio lacked nutrition as a child, we all would have gone hungry. Thankfully good food fueled the culinary career that keeps on cooking.

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Edie Falco

Food Fueled My First Act. Before she was an award-winning actress, mother and dog rescuer, Edie Falco was a child who loved to act. Access to proper nutrition helped land the roles of her lifetime.

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Our country has more than enough food for everyone. With the right structure of policies in place — from school meals and federal nutrition programs to a Farm Bill that works for all Americans — we can create, protect, and share this abundance, so every American, at every stage of life’s journey, can count on the healthy food they need to thrive.

But here’s the problem: Over the years, ​our nation’s food system has ​veered off course from its primary mission of fueling our people and our communities. Over 41 million Americans aren’t getting enough healthy food to eat.

When people miss meals, it affects their health, their education, and their ability to contribute. It affects all of us, and it holds back our​ nation’s potential. When America’s wellbeing is powered up with healthy food and sound nutrition, it powers all of us forward to amazing things…

How can each American have a place at the table?

In 2013, the acclaimed documentary A Place At The Table explored how we got here, and what it would take to solve the root causes of hunger in America.

We know it’s possible because America all but eliminated hunger ​in the recent past: ​As recently as the 1970s, ​media images of ​American ​hunger inspired the public to demand change. Our nation’s leaders came together to modernize and enhance the networks that connect all of us to the nutrition and hunger was all but eradicated in the U.S​.

Our leaders used smart policy to​ make sure people could access federal nutrition programs​. They expanded school lunches​ and meals for pregnant women, infants and young children​. They took action because they knew the whole country​ would​ benefit​ from​ everyone ​meeting their potential.

Unfortunately, we’ve fallen behind since then.

In big cities and small towns in every corner of the country, thousands of Americans who​ ​​watched A Place at the Table ​approached us with ​a question: We want change. Where can we sign up?

This reaction inspired us to create a new resource for Americans. A place where you can have a real impact on this issue.

​We believe in the power of the public’s voice for change. Our leaders responded when our country made it a priority once before. Our goal is to harness the same public will that worked then and catalyze a rebuilding of a policy framework that ensures nutrition for all today.

Fuel the movement with your voice

Our leaders will only act​ ​​if they learn hunger and food insecurity is a high priority for their voters.

So let’s tell them. That’s where you come in. Sign up here, ​to learn how your voice can help bring about real change.

 

“Let’s fuel the potential of every child.”

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