1 out of every 5 kids don’t have enough food to eat. In the United States.
In the United States. Let that echo for a minute. Has it marinated in your mind? Are you shocked? You should be. I know that statistic is true. I’ve seen it firsthand. I grew up in a low income city in the 90s. I’ve seen it when I travel. I see it in my own city now. It is absolutely heartbreaking. No kid should be hungry. Life, the ups and downs are always an open conversation in our home. Chris and I teach our little humans how to be good people, how they can help their community.
What can we do to help fight hunger together? Here are some easy ways for families to get involved and make a difference in their own community!
- Donate to a local food bank
- Start a food drive
- Raise awareness in your community
- Look for the red pushpin and enter the code from specially marked packages of ConAgra Foods® brands from April 6 to May 3
- Visit www.childhungerendshere.com to learn more and for more inspirational project ideas
For our service project, we took $50 and shopped at a grocery store that was closing down. Everything was 50% off so we scored $100 worth of food!
Alex Triestman from Aliso Viejo, CA. Grant winners received $500 grants from the ConAgra Foods Foundation as part of generationOn’s “Make Your Mark” on Hunger campaign. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.generationon.org/hunger.
Solving child hunger isn’t something we can do alone! Check out this fun video from Soul Pancake to hear what kids think about child hunger and ways we all might be able to help. After all, kids bring energy, innovation and great ideas that will help create a better future!