I see the school supplies are already out in all the stores and it means that for some of us summer is almost over. Some kids will be heading back to school in mid to early August and the rest of them will be going anytime between then and September second which is when my go back. However, that’s still four to six weeks of children that are out of school and without meals. I know it seems crazy that in America we have this problem but we do. Children that have free or reduced lunches at school aren’t getting lunch during the summer.
I’m working with ConAgra and the Motherhood to help share information with you so you can help end Childhood Hunger and support a Hunger-Free summer. ConAgra Foods has made fighting child hunger part of its culture. Half of the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s $10 million commitment to Feeding America is dedicated to summer hunger support. The program – now in its fourth year – has supported the delivery of more than 2.5 million meals and snacks to children struggling with hunger over the summer. This summer, 29 food banks in 20 states will use Hunger-Free Summer grants – ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 – to overcome barriers.
Chris O’Donnell has five children and he feels this responsibility as anyone with children does. Children should not go hungry. If you remember from my post earlier this summer, I shared with you the video he created and that just by watching this video you’re helping a child receive a meal. So watch the video below and share it with friends. You could have a video viewing party. As part of the viewing party, educate attendees about the importance of child hunger awareness, particularly during the summer months. You should also show it to your children. It’s important to raise awareness to them so they know how important it is to help others and so they know how fortunate they are. Join in the fight against child hunger by spreading the word, volunteering, and advocating for the cause.