For the past 3 years, DoubleDutyMommy.com has been a huge supporter of the Child Hunger Ends Here fight. This year is no different. I have partnered with ConAgra and TheMotherhood to share how you can get involved and help end child hunger in our country.
Anyone being hungry is a sad topic but when it affects our country’s children, the future of our beautiful country, that’s when I think we all need to stand up and take notice. As scary and unbelievable as it sounds, 1 in 5 children in America do not know where their next meal is coming from. Nearly 15 million kids in America today are at risk of hunger—that’s enough to fill nearly 8,000 playgrounds.
How You Can Help Child Hunger
- Give or volunteering at a local food bank.
- Summer is coming up! Send a letter to your local Senator urging them to create a better free summer meal program.
- Look for the red push pin on specially marked packages of ConAgra’s food, like Marie Callender’s® and Hunt’s®, at your favorite retailer or in your pantry, and enter the code at www.childhungerendshere.com. One code = 1 Meal!
- Lastly, share or watch this video by Kid President! Yep, just watch a youtube video and ConAgra will donate a meal!
Kid President has declared 2016 the Year of the Kid and as part of his campaign, he’s released a video addressing child hunger in America. In an effort to raise awareness for child hunger, for every view or share of the video between April 14, 2016 through May 9, 2016, ConAgra will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 100,000 meals, for every view or share of the video. The more you share, the more views which equals more meals. We watch videos all day long about cats, so why not watch something that actually matters and can actually help the children of this amazing country.
We need to end child hunger in America but we can only do that together. Child hunger is real and alive in our country and it’s time we stop turning a blind eye. One in five children. Are there 15 students in your child’s classroom? Three of those kids may not have dinner that night.
Join me on TUESDAY, April 19th at 2pm EST to join the fight against child hunger at the #ChildHungerEndsHere Twitter Party. We’ll be discussing lots of ways you can get involved in your community, learning facts on child hunger and spreading awareness. Let’s get the hashtag trending so mark your calendars and join us. RSVP here: http://vite.io/childhungerendshere
To learn more about the issue of child hunger and ways to get involved, visit www.childhungerendshere.com and click on the “How You Can Help” tab.