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 childrenÂ in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from.Â 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 â€œhopefulâ€ Robby Novak, Kid President, to help raise awareness of child hunger in America.Â 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 â€œHow You Can Helpâ€ tab.
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.Â Food pantries always need more supplies, and every donation, no matter how small, will be appreciated.
You can also help simply by entering a code at the childhungerendshere.com website. Â Just look for theÂ red push pin on specially marked packages of ConAgraâ€™s food, like Marie Callenderâ€™s and Huntâ€™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 â€œHow You Can Helpâ€ 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!