Most children in United States are currently thinking about laughing with their friends, swimming, camps, and bonfires, but did you ever stop to think about those children of struggling families?
During summers there are many children out there who will be searching for where their next complete meal will be served. You see – over 16 million children in the United States count on school meals to provide the food they need daily. These children are not getting the 3 square meals while school is out for the summer.
It’s a sad reality that we don’t really think about and that’s why we’re moved to be part of a campaign by ConAgra Foods to help spread awareness about child hunger and how we can all help with this cause. Just imagine for a minute – more then 1 in 5 children living in food insecure households. That’s 1 in 5 children that don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to ConAgra Foods program called the #HungerFreeSummer campaign, I along with our #ChicagonistaLIVE Show will show that anyone can help make this a Hunger Free Summer.
ConAgra Foods has literally stepped up to the plate by enlisting Kid President himself for a #HungerFreeSummer virtual Tell-A-Thon that will invite kids and adults to talk about the issues of child hunger. On June 10th, from 3pm to 3:10pm CST, you can watch a live stream of the Kid President #HungerFreeSummer Tell-A-Thon on YouTube.
As we help with the kick-off of the #HungerFreeSummer campaign, we are also bringing in our nationwide blogger friends like Christine Koh of BostonMamas.com, Brianne of StrollerInTheCity.com, and many other influencers to help with this campaign.
How can you make a difference?
- Support the cause by looking for the red pushpin and code on specially marked ConAgra products then, enter the eight digit code at the www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com. 1 code = 1 meal!
- Help spread the word by sharing this post to your friends. The more people know about the Tell-a-Thon and the red pushpin code, the more meals we can provide the hungry.
- Share #HungerFreeSummer on Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even on Instagram. Whatever you can do for people to learn about the program makes a huge difference!
ConAgra Foods & ConAgra Foods Foundation is not stopping there. They are also funding 23 food banks across 15 states to help start a new or expand existing summer feeding programs.
So, now it’s your turn! Your voices are needed and we hope you too will join the fight against child hunger.
I am compensated to participate in the #HungerFreeSummer Program with ConAgra Foods. All views are my own.