Feed the Children Joins Forces with FOX’s MasterChef Junior to Fight Childhood Hunger During National Nutrition Month

Press Release

March 18, 2024

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Feed the Children, a leading anti-hunger organization, is teaming up with the hit culinary competition series MasterChef Junior and FOX to fight childhood hunger.

Nutritious diets play a key role in helping individuals stay healthy throughout their lives. Millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food and 1 in 5 children in America are food-insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal will come from.

“Uniting FOX’s MasterChef Junior and Feed the Children in this month-long social media campaign will help amplify the important work being done to fight childhood hunger in America,” said Emily King, FOX Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, Marketing Strategy, Digital and Media. “Gordon Ramsay, the MasterChef Junior team and everyone at FOX Entertainment welcome this opportunity to increase awareness and support the essential, tireless efforts of Feed the Children here at home and around the world.”

MasterChef Junior airs Mondays (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) on FOX and next day on Hulu. Throughout MasterChef Junior Season Nine, a cast of 12 new pint-sized chefs will work to impress the judges with their budding culinary skills. The cooking competition assembles talented young home cooks between 8-13 years old who immerse themselves in many challenges to earn the right to be called America’s next “MasterChef Junior.”

“Hunger and food insecurity are often invisible,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. “We rarely know what someone else is going through, which is why we need to take care of our neighbors. Feed the Children is thankful for the support from MasterChef Junior and FOX as we tackle the important issue of childhood hunger.”