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Share Our Strength

Community Wealth Partners is a Share Our Strength organization.

Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Since then, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $600 million in the fight against hunger and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health, education, sports and entertainment.

Today Share Our Strength’s priority is ending childhood hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign. No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry ensures that every kid struggling with hunger has the food they need – every day. No Kid Hungry connects children in need to programs like school breakfast and summer meals, and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable foods. Working with local organizations around the country, No Kid Hungry generates the will and skill to help communities feed children in need every day of the year.

Community Wealth Partners

Share Our Strength launched Community Wealth Partners (formerly Community Wealth Ventures) as a wholly owned for-profit organization in 1997 to share its successful practices with change agents nationwide.

At Community Wealth Partners we initially focused on bringing Share Our Strength’s expertise in social enterprise to the sector with the recognition that social problems would never be solved leveraging traditional philanthropy alone. Today, we help change agents solve problems at the magnitude they exist by applying the successful practices of Share Our Strength and others that are making dramatic improvement on our nation’s most daunting challenges.