No child should ever have to go hungry in America. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget.
The statistics are sobering: More than 16 million kids—that’s roughly one in five children in America—don’t get the food they need every day, and three out of four teachers say their students regularly come to school hungry. Statistics show that kids who eat school breakfast and lunch miss less school, get better grades and are more likely to graduate from high school.
We’ve partnered with the campaign to help connect kids in need to nutritious food. To date, Williams-Sonoma has raised $1.7 million for No Kid Hungry, and this year, we’ve set a company-wide goal to raise $1.6 million (16 million meals!) to help end childhood hunger in America. Join us by making a donation at the cash registers of all Williams-Sonoma stores, donating online, purchasing one of our products in stores or online or attending one of the in-store events to benefit No Kid Hungry below. We hope you’ll join us!
Cook for a Cause
Help support No Kid Hungry by purchasing one of our exclusive products. For the third year in a row, we’re excited to bring back our celebrity spatula collection!
Once again, we’ve reached out to a few celebrities to help us design a spatula collection to benefit No Kid Hungry. Each spatula features a reproduction of original artwork. Our 2016 designers, from left to right:
- Danica Patrick, race car driver (@danicapatrick)
- Ina Garten, author and host (@inagarten)
- Trisha Yearwood, country music superstar (@trishayearwood)
- American Girl™, empowering and uniting girls of all ages (@americangirlbrand)
- Jimmy Kimmel, television host and producer (@jimmykimmel)
- Giada De Laurentiis, chef and author (@giadadelaurentiis)
- Michael Voltaggio, chef and winner of Top Chef 6 (@mvoltaggio)
- Ayesha Curry, cookbook author and host (@ayeshacurry)
- Chrissy Teigen, cookbook author (@chrissyteigen)
Williams-Sonoma will donate 30 percent of the retail price from each spatula purchased to No Kid Hungry, plus an additional $5,000 to the chef whose design sells out first. Pick your team by supporting your favorite spatula design—or collect all nine! Follow along on social media with @williamssonoma and the hashtag #WSNoKidHungry to show us your spat and see who wins this year’s spatdown.
Share Our Strength Maple Pancake & Waffle Mix
Every purchase of our Share Our Strength Maple Pancake & Waffle Mix benefits the No Kid Hungry campaign. The premium mix is blended from America’s finest organic wheat flour, delicately sweetened with natural maple and cane sugar, and Williams-Sonoma will donate 30 percent of the retail price to the No Kid Hungry Campaign through December 31, 2016.
No Kid Hungry Organic Fall Harvest Pasta
Crafted using organic semolina wheat, our Organic Fall Harvest Pasta gets its naturally vibrant colors from organic spinach, beets and carrots. Celebrate the season’s harvest with iconic shapes of fall foliage—and best of all, 30 percent of the retail price for every sale goes directly to No Kid Hungry.
Throughout the month of September, we’ll also be hosting a number of events in-store to benefit Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry. For more information, be sure to contact your local store.
Fall Baking Class for Kids Benefitting No Kid Hungry
Saturday, September 3 at 10 a.m.
Junior chefs ages 8-13 are welcome to join us as we bake a delicious fall treat: pumpkin cupcakes. A $10 donation for the class benefits No Kid Hungry.
American Girl™ Pancake Party
Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m.
In this hands-on class with American Girl™, we’ll learn how to make pancakes together (and, of course, eat our delicious creations).
Kids ages 8-13 are welcome to join; $40 per child includes an American Girl™ for Williams-Sonoma Pancake Kit, and 30 percent of the proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry.
Want to educate yourself further about the cause? Learn more about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.