Thanks to the great folks at Alberstsons/Safeway for making this post about a worthy cause possible. All opinions expressed are my own.
I’m going to tell you something I probably have never told anyone before to explain why helping Hunger Is is so important.
You know how each of us has watershed moments in our lives that change us forever? These moments may even change the way we interpret the world. They may not be big moments in the traditional sense; in fact, most of the people around us may not even recognize how significant these moments are to us… but we remember.
I had one of these moments when I was about fifteen years old growing up in central Mexico. I came home from school, my brothers weren’t home yet, and I could see my mom was concerned about something. She told me she didn’t have enough money for milk.
I was a little shocked to be honest. It just never occurred to me that something like that could even happen. It really changed me forever. It’s important to mention, here, I think, that we were almost always fine, I don’t want this to sound like something it isn’t.
The point is that when we consistently get what we need, it may never occur to us that a time might come when we won’t. Even if it’s just for a few days. But there are many who aren’t sure whether they’ll have enough for a healthy meal every day.
That’s why I am pleased to help spread the word about Albertsons/Safeway’s national “Hunger Is” campaign going on now during the month of September. The campaign is designed to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funds that will help improve health outcomes for hungry children and their families.
One in five children in America lives in a household without consistent access to adequate food, and so Albertsons/Safeway as a grocery retailer wants to help.
There are two easy ways shoppers can participate in helping Hunger Is. In some regions, it can be as simple as shopping your local Albertsons and donating at the register when a cashier asks if you’d like to donate to Hunger Is. (You may not have an Albertsons Store close, but check if you have one of these: Safeway, Vons Pavilions, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Tom Thumb, Acme, Star Market, Shaws, Carrs/Safeway, Market Street, Amigos)
The second way to help is to purchase specific items that will earn a meal for the Hunger Is campaign. These include specific products from designated brands like Marie Calendar’s, PF Changs, Healthy Choice, Bertolli’s, Coke, Unilever, Kellogg’s, and Campbell’s.
Each designated item supports Hunger Is, helping Hunger Is connect hungry kids with healthy food in our communities. To find out more, check out albertsons.com/hungerisus.
Doesn’t it feel great to know there is something you can do to help?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.