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Help End Child Hunger

This post is brought to you by Child Hunger Ends Here and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

It is sad to think that hunger is an issue in a rich, developed country like the United States, yet it is. People living in all 50 states are affected by food insecurity, and children are even more at risk than adults. Unfortunately more than 15 million children in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from. At the national level this is a complex issue, with no easy solutions. But at the local level there are simple and empowering things all families can do to help children get the food they need and deserve.

One of the most important things we can do is raise awareness. That is why ConAgra has partnered with presidential “hopeful” Robby Novak, Kid President, to help raise awareness of child hunger in America. Kid President has just released this video addressing child hunger in America.

You can view or share this video to help raise awareness for child hunger. And thanks to everyone who has already viewed and shared this video, ConAgra has met its goal of donating the monetary equivalent of 100,000 meals to Feeding America. To continue this effort and to learn more about ways to fight hunger in your community, visitwww.childhungerendshere.com and click on the “How You Can Help” tab.

Donating to local food cupboard

Another important thing you and your family can do is donate food to your local food bank. There are food banks all over the country, and I am sure there is one near you. This is also a great way to get kids involved in helping out! Have your kids pick out a few of their favorite foods when you are grocery shopping to donate in your own community, because there is need everywhere. Kids love helping others, and it is important to teach them compassion when they are young so it becomes a lifelong habit. My son helps out with a huge food drive run by the scouts every year, but we also make sure to drop off smaller amounts of food every month. Food pantries always need more supplies, and every donation, no matter how small, will be appreciated.

pushpin for Child Hunger Ends Here campaign

You can also help simply by entering a code at the childhungerendshere.com website.  Just look for the red push pin on specially marked packages of ConAgra’s food, like Marie Callender’s and Hunt’s and enter the code online. You probably have a bunch of packages with the red pushpin in your pantry and freezer right now – so enter the code and ConAgra will donate a meal. It only takes a minute to enter a code, so it is a simple and painless way that you can make a difference.

Learn more about the issue of child hunger and how you and your family can get involved, visit www.childhungerendshere.com and click on the “How You Can Help” tab. Follow ConAgra on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and learn more about how they are helping children.

Let me know how you and your family are taking action!

By on April 20th, 2016

5 thoughts on “Help End Child Hunger”

  1. Such an important topic! Having struggled ourselves financially and wondering how to feed our kids, it’s such a sensitive subject for me as well. We’re doing good now, and I’ve made it a point to take my kids with me when we donate food to food banks. We’ve also volunteered with the older kids so they are more aware of the struggles some people face.
    LOVE Kid President as well. Good for Conagra and him for partnering

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  2. It saddens me that there is so much hunger in our country. On our 3 mile journey to our local market we pass a homeless camp and I always wonder if they’re eating. When I worked in kindergarten, while coloring or doing another simple project, I always kicked up a conversation on what everyone had for dinner the night before and breakfast that morning. Sometimes my heart was breaking. But in kindergarten… we had the opportunity to make sure the hungry kids received a healthy meal.
    My husband and I take our grandkids to donate at our local food bank. They’re never to young to learn to give.

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