No Child Goes Hungry is a national campaign committed to ending childhood hunger in the United States. Emilio's Very Bright IDEA is a children's book designed to address this cause. Emilio is troubled when he sees a hungry child in a class presentation by Mr. Dixon on food scarcity at school and the question is posed, "What Can We Do?" Emilio ponders about how to act and wants to get his friends and community involved with his very bright idea. They all spring into action to build a Little Free Pantry and to provide food items. Emilio knows that FOOD IS LOVE and wants every other child to know that special feeling too.
Rev. Louise Green is an entrepreneur of the Spirit with various paths: congregational ministry, community organizing, and creative expression in writing, ritual, and movement. This is her first children's book, and she has a glimmer of an idea for the second.
Louise lives in Washington D.C. with her spouse and a menagerie of six animal companions. She resides near a wonderful community garden, with a good view of the playground at Truesdell Elementary School.
Penny Weber is a full time illustrator from Long Island, New York. She works on Photoshop creating digital paintings and has illustrated many picture books for the trade and educational markets. Penny lives with her husband, three children and their fat cat Tiger.
Rev. Kären Rasmussen is the founder and Director of No Child Goes Hungry, INC. She is also an Affiliate Minister at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation and at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church.
Kären's social justice passion is to eliminate childhood hunger-one meal and one child at a time. She has worked at several congregations in the DC Metro area organizing multigenerational social justice projects. Kären loves to garden and travel for recreation. She and her wife Barb, live in Annandale, Virginia with their rescue lab, Jemma.