AT&T has contributed $50,000 to No Kid Hungry of Northeast Louisiana, a non-profit organization battling childhood hunger, to support its ongoing efforts to ensure every child in America has the food they need to grow up healthy and strong.
“The work being done by No Kid Hungry is vital to families and children in urban and rural communities across Louisiana, and the support of leaders in the business community, like AT&T, is essential to the continued success of this program” said First Lady Donna Edwards.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010, and as a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is the organization’s primary focus.
“No Kid Hungry is a reliable and impactful organization, and over the years, their leadership and their volunteers have made a tremendous difference across the area,” said State Sen. Katrina Jackson. “Support from AT&T and the business community is critical to their continuing success.”
“In Louisiana, we understand that communities are stronger when families are stronger,” said State Representative C. Travis Johnson. “By providing the foundational resources of healthy meals, No Kid Hungry and AT&T – through their support of these efforts are building a better future.”
In addition to enhancing and expanding our networks, our teams continue to work to strengthen our communities by supporting organizations – like No Kid Hungry that are helping build better futures.
“We are also building critical connections with community organizations that share our dedication to the strength of the communities where we live and work.”Sonia Perez — President, AT&T Southeast States
“For more than 140 years, AT&T has been committed to keeping Louisiana connected,” said Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Southeast States. “While that is most often through technology and high-speed services delivered by our wired and wireless networks, we are also building critical connections with community organizations that share our dedication to the strength of the communities where we live and work.”
“With the coronavirus pandemic raging on at the same time that hurricanes have devastated parts of our state, school meals are more essential than ever for making sure kids have enough to eat,” said No Kid Hungry Louisiana Director Rhonda Jackson. “Now more than ever, Louisiana kids need nutritious meals in order to learn and reach their full potential. This generous contribution from AT&T Louisiana will allow us to support East Carroll Parish Schools in providing their students with the food they need to thrive, whether they’re learning virtually or in the classroom.”
“This school year looks different than any we’ve seen before, but one thing remains the same: kids rely on us not just for their education, but also for nutritious meals,” said Kristel Webb, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor, East Carroll Parish Schools. “This support from No Kid Hungry and AT&T Louisiana will help ensure that we can continue to provide our students with the nutrition they need to learn, while also helping their families make ends meet during this difficult time.”