Steps to Help Feed Hungry Kids this Summer

July 9, 2014 2 Comments »
I worked with The Motherhood on this post, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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As parents, we often focus on the goal of Summer as time for our kids to have fun and relax before school starts up again. We try to make sure they’re not eating too much junk food and sweets with all the celebrations and parties, but there are parents who don’t have those options, their children are not having a fun summer, relaxing and eating sweets, their family is worrying about their next meal will come from because they’re not offered the reduced and free meals that schools offer. That breaks my heart and hopefully yours too.

I’ve joined forces with The Motherhood to help promote the Hunger-Free Summer campaign, and bring awareness to child hunger.

The ConAgra Foods Foundation has continued to raise awareness and invest in solutions for child hunger in the summertime, but we need your help!

This summer, 26 food banks in 18 states will use Hunger-Free Summer grants, funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation – ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 – to expand their summer feeding program, bringing more healthy meals to more children during the summer.

 

Please watch this video – for every view, like or share of this Kid President video NOW through July 31, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America (up to 2 million meals):

ConAgra Foods Foundation is a leader in the child hunger space partnering with some of the largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to child hunger.

ConAgra Foods’ Hunger-Free Summer initiative with Feeding America has a goal of reaching at least 25 percent more children in need during the summer than before, over the course of five years. There are ways that our families can help too.

Ways you Can Help Give Children a Hunger Free Summer

Aside from donating by liking, sharing, viewing the above video, here are some additional Steps to Help Feed Hungry Kids this Summer:

  • Volunteer: While providing meals is a top priority, fun activities are also important in attracting children to feeding sites. During the summer, volunteers can help transport food, help an existing feeding site with lunch preparation and clean-up, or do activities with the children. Visit www.feedingamerica.org to find a nearby food bank in need of volunteers.
  • Host a Food Drive: Find out the items needed at the feeding site and collect food through your church, organizations, and even play groups. Every item helps.
  • Advocate: To find meal sites in your area, call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479).
  • Learn: To learn more about the issue of child hunger, visit www.childhungerendshere.com and click on the “tacking action” tab.

It’s awesome when big businesses do their part and equally awesome when we do ours. What will you do to help fill an empty stomach this summer?

 

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood. This message is important to me personally and I am honored to be able to pass on this information and truly encourage you to thoughtfully consider helping Feeding America and ConAgra Foods give kids a hunger-free summer. Thank you for your readership!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) July 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM - Reply

    As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, I see far too often kids who do without when they aren’t at school. It’s sad to think that some of them may go months without any decent nutrition.

  2. Sarah July 11, 2014 at 4:11 PM - Reply

    Such a great and easy thing to do. ALso, I love that little guy. Truly a great kid to promote this. Watched and happily sharing this!

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