I worked with The Motherhood on this post, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since my last post about #HungerFreeSummer, I’ve talked more with my boys about what we can do to help kids who worry about having enough food to eat each day.
Aside from donating to our local food pantry and the other suggestions we talked about before, we talked about how sometimes money for groceries can be tight because there are other things that have to be bought, cutting into the grocery budget.
So, as summer starts to wind down, and the school supply lists come out, we’ve decided to buy extra school supplies and donate those as well. It’s stressful to think your kids wouldn’t show up for the first day of school with those required supplies, so maybe you buy them and then have even less for food. It’s an indirect but effective way to help out, so when you are shopping those back-to-school sales, pick up some extra supplies if you’re able.
Don’t forget that ConAgra Foods has partnered with Kid President in an effort to help give more children a #HungerFreeSummer. Simply view, like or share the video below to help raise awareness for child hunger this summer. For each of these actions, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to two million meals.1
1For every view, like or share of this Kid President video recorded on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+ from May 22, 2014 through July 31, 2014, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will donate 11.1¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. Minimum donation of 10,000 meals ($11,111). Maximum donation of two million meals ($222,000). Valid in U.S. only.
To join in the fight against #ChildHunger and help make kids’ summers full, follow the Pinterest board below for ideas on joining the cause in your local community, summer fun, inspiration and more. To learn more about Feeding America’s partnership with Child Hunger Ends Here, visit www.childhungerendshere.com.