“Every child in America should have enough nutritious
FOOD TO EAT.”
Sophie Edwards started the Square Meal Project at 8 years old when she learned some of her classmates did not have enough food to eat and that more than 700,000 children in Georgia are facing childhood hunger.
She started with lemonade stands in her neighborhood and along parade routes, hosting bake sales and food drives, providing more than 1,000 meals to a local summer feeding program and and asking for cash donations. All while educating other youth about hunger in America and encouraging them to help.
In 2015, Sophie became a Youth Advocate for NO KID HUNGRY and set out to educate legislators and encourage them to consider hungry children in America when they write and vote on legislation that impact the nation’s safety net.