Childhood hunger is a serious problem in the United States. According to No Kid Hungry, 22 percent of U.S. children under age 18 live in poverty and struggle every day with hunger, which impacts their ability to do their best work in school.

Urban League of the Upstate has announced a partnership with Denny’s Hungry for Education Program to give high school students the platform to impact childhood hunger and in the process, award two $1,000 scholarships for their ideas.

Between now and April 14, 2017, students can visit and submit a 300-word essay on how Denny’s can best impact childhood hunger in the United States. The contest is open to students who currently attend an accredited high school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and who are U.S. citizens. More details about eligibility requirements can be found at the contest website.

Urban League of the Upstate will announce the scholarship winners at our annual Senior Signing Day on April 26, 2017.

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