“I'm so happy to help raise attention and start conversations about the critical issue of childhood hunger in America,” Davis said at the time, adding that “awareness of the issue should be bigger than the shame.”
“At the end of the day, we're all in this together, in this life together. I think that when you share your story with people who have empathy, I don't think shame can exist. I think that there are enough people out there who have the same stories as you that are not going to pass judgment on you. It is more important to affect change,” she continued.
Over the last three years, Hunger Is has raised more than $18 million and awarded over 270 grants to support local hunger programs in 33 states plus the District of Columbia. More than 6.4 million breakfasts have been served to families in need.