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 13 million kids—that’s roughly one in six 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. In the last five years, Williams Sonoma has raised more than $3.3 million for No Kid Hungry, and this year, we’ve set a company-wide goal to raise $2 million more (20 million meals!) in 2017 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 2017 designers, in alphabetical order:
- Alton Brown, celebrity culinarian (@altonbrown)
- American Girl™, empowering and uniting girls of all ages (@americangirlbrand)
- Ayesha Curry, cookbook author and host (@ayeshacurry)
- Bobby Flay, chef and author (@bobbyflay)
- Faith Hill, music superstar (@faithhill)
- Giada De Laurentiis, chef and author (@giadadelaurentiis)
- Jeff Bridges, Academy Award-winning actor and No Kid Hungry national spokesperson (@thejeffbridges)
- Kristen Bell, actress and activist (@kristenanniebell)
- Neil Patrick Harris, award-winning actor (@nph) and chef and actor David Burtka (@dbelicious)
- Shake Shack (@shakeshack)
- Questlove, Grammy Award-winning musician, co-founder of The Roots, The Tonight Show Musical Director and James Beard Award-nominated author (@questlove)
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 them all! Learn more about why these designers are contributing to the cause, and follow along on social media with @williamssonoma and the hashtag #WSNoKidHungry to show us your spat and see who wins this year’s spatdown.
Throughout the months of August of September, we’ll also be hosting a number of events in-store to benefit No Kid Hungry. For more information, be sure to contact your local store.
American Girl™ Lunch Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry
Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m.
Junior chefs ages 8-13 are welcome to join us as we prepare some of our favorite lunches that are perfect for taking to school. $30 includes a set of three sandwich cutters. We’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to our friends at No Kid Hungry.
Fall Doughnut Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry
Saturday, September 2 at 10 a.m.
Hey, kids: If you love doughnuts, this is the class for you! Discover how easy it is to make doughnuts at home. Junior chefs ages 8-13 are welcome to join us as we prepare fall-themed doughnuts. $30 includes a set a doughnut pan. We’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to our friends at No Kid Hungry.
Cookbook Club featuring America: The Great Cookbook
Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
Our September Cookbook Club event features America: The Great Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the country’s greatest chefs, with a portion of the book’s proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry. On the menu? Mario Batali’s Orecchiette with Rapini Pesto and Pecorino Romano, as well as Ruth Reichl’s Tart Lemon Tart. $50 includes a copy of America the Great and a donation to No Kid Hungry.
Pancake Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry
Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m.
In this hands-on class for kids ages 8-13, we’ll learn how to make pancakes together (and, of course, eat our delicious creations). A $5 donation for the class benefits No Kid Hungry.
Here are a few examples of where your donation goes:
- $1 can help feed a child 10 healthy meals
- $25 can help provide a month’s worth of snacks to a child in an after-school program
- $250 can help supply the curriculum and materials necessary to educate 25 families wth the shopping skills they need to make healthy choices for their families
Want to educate yourself further about the cause? Learn more about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.