Supporters Like You
Supporters of the No Kid Hungry campaign, like you, are a compassionate group committed to ending childhood hunger now and for years to come.

Patty and Jerry

When the time came to consider their legacy, Share Our Strength was the obvious choice for Patty and Jerry to better their community by feeding hungry kids for years to come. And today they are making an incredible impact as Legacy Society members and supporters of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Like so many Baby Boomers, the couple, while not working full time, are active and engaged in their community. And when the time came to consider their legacy, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign became a clear choice.

“When you are fortunate, you need to have an obligation to do something for people who aren’t as fortunate,” says Jerry. “And I think Share Our Strength is a perfect example of an organization that focuses on those vulnerable kids and families. It enables us to have an impact on future generations.”

“It’s idea of sharing strengths is brilliant,” Patty adds.

One key to the couple’s choice is the organization’s track record of superb leadership.

“I think anyone who wants to make an impact through on organization such as Share Our Strength wants to be comfortable and certain that it is ethical and well run, and that the funding is going to the recipients of the cause,” says Jerry. “We don’t have any doubt that with its leadership that is exactly what happens.”

Working with their attorney, the couple got exactly the guidance they needed from Share Our Strength to incorporate their bequest.

“I thought it was pretty straightforward and uncomplicated,” says Jerry.

Patty and Jerry have plans to continue traveling and spending time with their three dogs and many nieces and nephews who are a big part of their lives. And they’re happy knowing that their generosity will continue for many years to come.

Patty and Jerry have plans to continue traveling and spending time with their three dogs and many nieces and nephews who are a big part of their lives. And they’re happy knowing that their generosity will continue for many years to come.

Joan Baxt

Joan Baxt of Hollywood, Florida decided to leave a legacy to Share Our Strength and the No Kid Hungry campaign. To continue Joan’s compassionate support, her family has established the “Mooma’s Meals” Fund for hungry children. Many thanks to Joan and her family for their thoughtful and generous support.

Dale Kern

Dale Kern understood that a healthy mind and a healthy body began with a full stomach. It was for that reason she was so generous in her support of No Kid Hungry and was devoted to the health and welfare of children, especially those at risk.

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The late philanthropist Dale Kern supported many worthy causes from her home in Montecito, California. Special among them were those devoted to the health and welfare of children, especially those at risk.

She understood that a healthy mind and a healthy body begin with a full stomach. It was for that reason she was so generous in her support of No Kid Hungry.

Formerly West Coast editor of Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine, and later a frequent contributor to Town & Country and Santa Barbara magazine, Ms. Kern was a founding member of the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara and a tireless warrior in the search for a cure for breast cancer.

We are grateful for Ms. Kern’s generous gift in her will that will provide future generations of children the healthy, nutritious food they need to grow and thrive.

Melissa Meder

Melissa Meder was a longtime Atlanta resident and supporter of No Kid Hungry. She was Vice President of Tax for several multinational conglomerates after having been a partner at Deloitte for several years. So she knew the tax benefits of estate planning, and the pitfalls if one fails to plan. Through her foresight, her estate benefited a number of charities mostly focused on military survivors and women causes, with some other local social services charities.

We are grateful for Ms. Meder’s support of No Kid Hungry during her lifetime as well as the very generous gift she left in her will to combat childhood hunger for years to come.

“We’re not just delivering a meal; we’re delivering friendship. We’re delivering comfort. We’re delivering security. We’re ensuring that kids grow into healthy and wise young men and women.”

— Eric Goslee, Food and Nutrition Service Director

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