AURORA | Little Village in Aurora and two other early childhood organizations in Colorado have received grants from No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to alleviate food insecurity among children under six.
No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization that works to combat child hunger and poverty. It donates $ 3 million in grants to over 120 early childhood organizations across the country.
“At one point in the past year, 40 percent of parents of children under the age of six said they had lost jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said a press release from Share Our Strength. “More than one in five parents reported food insecurity in their household. Early childhood is the most intense phase of brain and body development, and starvation and hardship at this age can have long-term effects on children. “
The Little Village is the Village Institute’s early childhood program that provides services to single-parent refugee families.
The other two Colorado grant recipients are Boulder Community Farmers Markets and Community Services of Broomfield.