New York Citi today announced it will begin a multi-year sponsorship of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign to support the non-profit organization's mission to ensure that no child in the United States goes hungry. Citi will become one of Share Our Strength's Core Partners.
"Through the No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength has had a tremendous and enduring impact on children in communities across the country, providing more than 107 million meals," said Jud Linville, CEO of Citi Cards. "We are proud to join No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America, and to give our cardmembers and employees a way to contribute to a cause they care about – ensuring that every child has the foundation they need for a bright future."
As part of the multi-year relationship, Citi will be the Presenting Sponsor of Share Our Strength's flagship culinary fundraising programs – the Taste of the Nation series and the No Kid Hungry Dinners. Taste of the Nation engages more than 3,000 chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs in nearly 40 cities to raise funds to support work to end childhood hunger in America. No Kid Hungry Dinners are intimate seated dinners featuring renowned chefs and restaurants from across the country and one-of-a-kind auctions.
Citi cardmembers can support the fight against childhood hunger by attending these events. Citi cardmembers can enjoy special benefits, such as early purchase of tickets, VIP entry lines and special access to lounges in select cities. Citi will also support No Kid Hungry through volunteer efforts by Citi employees in the U.S.
"We have a bold vision to end childhood hunger in America, and having bold partners like Citi brings us closer to achieving our goal of creating a No Kid Hungry nation," said Share Our Strength Founder and CEO Billy Shore. "We've made real, lasting progress in eradicating childhood hunger, and with Citi's support, we can take that progress to the next level. Together, we can reach new milestones, feed more children, and break through to a better future."
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi
No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. 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. When we all work together, we can make sure all kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.