3 Million Meals

by Silvia on June 18, 2013 · 119 comments

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This is part of a sponsored campaign with The Motherhood and ConAgra Foods. As always my comments and opinions are my own.

 

 

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Summertime

Summertime is here and most kids are out of school. But while that’s great news for many kids, for some, summer presents a special problem: hunger.

You see, during the school year, 21.5 million children rely on free or reduced-price meals to help them keep from going hungry. But when school is out, only 2.3 million children participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This means there are millions of children at an increased risk of hunger during the summer.

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How You Can Help

The folks at ConAgra Foods have been helping fight child hunger for a number of years now.  This year they have a goal of donating up to 3 million meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. You may have seen their special Child Hunger Ends Here pushpin symbol on many of their products. Well, these packages have a special code.

For each code submitted between now and August 31st, 2013, ConAgra Foods will donate the money equivalent of one meal. You can enter the codes right here on this page using the widget in the right hand column. Just look for where it says “1 code=1 meal.”

Here are a few more ideas:

  • Encourage your family and friends to set up a collection box to collect participating non-perishable items, enter the codes (do it here in the right hand column or at www.childhungerendshere.com or here at www.facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere) and then take your box of products to your local Feeding America food bank.
  • Give your kids a box to decorate, make a list of participating items (see link in giveaway below to find out the participating products), go to the market and ask your kids to help you find the items to purchase, submit the codes, and take your box of food to your local food bank.
  • Visit a local food bank with your family in order to volunteer.

To find your local food bank, click here to use a local food bank locator, then just enter your zip code.

As I mentioned in a previous post, some generous artists have been partnering with ConAgra Foods in this campaign- Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, Amber Riley and Cody Simpson. You can download free recordings from Amber and Cody here.  Plus, you can participate for the chance to win a $40 Visa Gift Card to help you with your shopping and for an Amber Riley autographed lyric sheet! Keep reading for more details.

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Win It!

Congratulations Elena!!

To enter for a chance to win a $40 Visa gift card and an Amber Riley autographed lyric sheet is easy. Just leave me a comment telling me which of the participating products you are thinking about buying to help this campaign – you can check out the participating products here.  That’s it, that is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter today for the chance 2 #win a $40 VisaGC & @MsAmberPRiley autographed lyric sheet @mamalatina http://www.mamalatinatips.com/?p=4031 #ChildHunger

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a separate comment for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4, and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid.

Have fun and good luck!

Finally 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. The questions are regarding whether you already knew about this campaign, here it is.

Thanks!

{ 118 comments… read them below or add one }

June 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm Shelley 1

i would buy Reddi Whip.

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June 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm Shelley 2

I would buy Reddi Whip!

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June 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm Shelley 3
June 26, 2013 at 3:35 am Sheila K. 4
June 26, 2013 at 6:24 am Lisa Brown 5
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June 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm Stacey B 8
June 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm Jessica To 9

I would buy the Hunts Tomato Sauce.

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June 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm Wild Orchid 10

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June 27, 2013 at 5:58 am Lisa Brown 13
June 27, 2013 at 7:08 am lizzy 14

I would buy the Kid Cuisines.

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June 27, 2013 at 7:16 am lizzy 15

I subscribe via email

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June 27, 2013 at 7:22 am lizzy 16
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June 27, 2013 at 11:48 am Stacey B 18
June 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm Laura Jacobson 19

Oh I would love to buy the Manwich to help the campaign!

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June 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm Laura Jacobson 20

Im an email subscriber

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June 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm Amanda Sakovitz 24

I would buy the Kid Cuisines!

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June 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm Amanda Sakovitz 25

i follow you on twitter @aes529 and tweet

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June 28, 2013 at 4:25 am Sheila K. 26
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June 28, 2013 at 6:13 am Lisa Brown 28
June 28, 2013 at 6:57 am lizzy 29
June 28, 2013 at 10:57 am Elena 30
June 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm Stacey B 31
June 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm Thomas Murphy 32

I want to buy Hunts Tomato Sauce

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June 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm Thomas Murphy 33

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June 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm Shelley 34
June 29, 2013 at 3:47 am Sheila K. 35
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June 29, 2013 at 8:08 am lizzy 38
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June 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm Amanda Sakovitz 40
June 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm Thomas Murphy 41
June 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm Stacey B 42
June 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm Jessie C. 43

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June 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm Shelley 44
June 30, 2013 at 4:25 am Sheila K. 45
June 30, 2013 at 6:04 am Lisa Brown 46
June 30, 2013 at 6:36 am Mami2jcn 47

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June 30, 2013 at 7:43 am Jessie C. 48

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June 30, 2013 at 7:44 am lizzy 49
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