Sometimes I speak the words, “have you done nothing but eat all day?” to my children when they run back and forth to the kitchen on the weekends. We provide meals and snacks to them all day, everyday, it’s shocking how much they continue to rummage the cupboards and fridge for just one more bite. My middle child is 12 and growing like a weed, so it seems we’re grocery shopping every other day to keep up to his eating habits alone. That being said, I often take for granted the fact that this food is available to my children all the time, when they want it. That is sadly not the case for 20% of the children in this country.
Child hunger is an epidemic today, in the United States, and because it’s invisible it’s one that goes unnoticed. Child hunger is not an issue of poverty. With more than 1 in 5 children suffering from food insecurity – that’snearly 17 million children – we know that hungry kids are in our schools, our neighborhoods and even right next door.
I am partnering with ConAgra Foods and the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign! We want to end hunger in America and help donate up to 3 million meals to Feeding America and it’s really so easy to join us! Celebrity support for Child Hunger Ends Here has been huge, musicians like Cody Simpson, Amber Riley, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Tori Kelly have banded together to help us with this campaign. Check out “Fill a Heart” by Cody Simpson and Amber Riley - http://www.
For anybody who wants to make an immediate impact, use the codes found on participating packages of ConAgra Foods products, look for that big red pushpin on the package. Many products including: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Marie Callendar’s, Manwich, Orville Redenbacher, Peter Pan, Snack Pack are some you probably already have in your cabinet or buy on a regular basis!
Enter one code online to donate one meal. It’s that simple and you can do it here on my website (sidebar)!
• Then, by visiting www.facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere or www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, you can enter the eight-digit code found on the package.
• For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
• You can also enter your zip code to submit your local Feeding America food bank into a competition for an 80,000-meal donation.
– At the end of the campaign, ten food banks in the zip codes with the most entries will receive the additional donation.
Join us, won’t you?
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