When I was young and didn’t want to eat what my mom gave me, she would always say, “Silvia, did you know there are many children in the world today who have nothing to eat? This would make me eat. And I find myself saying the same thing to my kids.
Did you know there are about 17 million kids who go to bed hungry each day right here in the United States? With so many hungry kids, it can be hard to know how we can make a difference.
Fortunately, there are organizations and companies interested in helping and they have developed ways to do it.
Interested in helping? You can make a difference. It’s easy.
The folks at ConAgra Foods have been helping with the issue of child hunger for over three years, and this year, they are working with top musicians, kids, employees and moms like you and me, to donate up to 3 million meals!
When you buy these products there’s a code inside the package, that is what you need. Next, come back here to Mama Latina Tips and look for the ConAgra Foods widget in the right hand column and add your code there. Or you can also do it at www.childhungerendshere.com or here at www.facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere
For each code submitted between now and August 31st, 2013, ConAgra Foods will donate the money equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
You may have noticed when visiting Mama Latina Tips recently, a small window shows up asking you to submit your zip code (it’s optional), this is for a good reason. At the end of the campaign, ten food banks in the zip codes with the most entries will receive an additional donation of the equivalent of 80,000 meals, and that could be your own local food bank. Thank you for your understanding about the pop up, zip code window.
I told you earlier that ConAgra Foods has been partnering with artists for this campaign. They are Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, Amber Riley and Cody Simpson. In fact, I invite you to download free recordings from Amber and Cody here.
You can also help this campaign by answering a very short survey. It won’t ask for any personal information, not even your name, and it will take you less than a minute to complete (I know because I just did it). The questions are regarding whether you already knew about this campaign, here it is. Thanks!
Want to involve your kids in this campaign as well? Here are some ideas how:
- Take your kids shopping and let them look for the participating products
- Give your kids meal options (using the participating products), go shopping together and cook them together
- Let your children help you submit the codes in the widget.
These are all great ways to involve your kids in charitable activities. I hope you will consider helping us get to the goal of 3 millions meals for kids!
Disclosure: This article is part of a sponsored campaign with The Motherhood and ConAgra Foods. As always my comments and opinions are my own.