1 in 5 kids is at risk for child hunger, which affects every county in America. Fortunately, there are easy ways for families to get involved and make a difference in their own community. Since April is National Service Month it’s the perfect time to get involved!
The schools that my children attend, do monthly service projects by collecting canned goods or do neighborhood rounds to collect donations. We also help out our local church and food pantry by not only donating foods but clothing as well on a regular basis so my kids are no strangers to helping others in need.
Taking Action Against Child Hunger:
I was given a $50 gift card to pick up as much as we could. For our shopping trip, we picked up a lot of foods that kids love: mac and cheese, applesauce, ketchup, cereal and pasta! Finding ConAgra Foods is easy, their products include:
What Can You Do?
While your local food pantry will always take what you bring in, you might want to call before hand to see what they are in need of most. Find your local pantry with Feeding America.
Aside from donating, another easy way to get involved is to look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com from March through August 2015, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 3 million meals.
What Can Kids Do To Help? More Than You Know!
Hear what kids thought about the issue of Child Hunger and ways they come up with to help:
Will you help me End Child Hunger? 1 code = 1 meal to Feeding America
- Tweet @ChildHungerEnds
This blog post is brought to you by Conagra Foods through an opportunity by The Motherhood. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.