Have you been entering codes on the widget in the sidebar the last several weeks? I sure hope you have been, I know I have! I shared with you all about (disclosure: I am working with TheMotherhood and ConAgra on this project and have been compensated for sharing – but I truly think it is a wonderful program) this campaign back in July. For every code that is entered, ConAgra Foods will donate one meal to Feeding America!
During the school year, 21.5 million children rely on free or reduced-price meals to help them keep from going hungry. 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. You can help by purchasing participating ConAgra Foods products and entering those codes to trigger meal donations.
Please check your kitchen cabinets, pantry, refrigerator and freezer before the end of the month and get any codes off of participating packages and get the codes entered before this project ends. You already have bought the product, so let’s make sure the codes get used to get more meals donated!
If you missed it before make sure you download Cody Simpon’s and Amber Riley’s version of the song “Fill the Heart” on the Child Hunger Ends Here site too.
HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!
While this program does take place across the country, you can really help your own local community end child hunger. You may have noticed something on my blog since I put up the widget about it wanting to know your location – that is because additional donations will be made to local food banks based on location activity and the widget. When I personally enter codes it counts towards the St. Louis Area Foodbank, when you enter codes it will count towards the food bank near you.
Even if you do not have codes to enter think about other ways you can help out in your own community. Find your local food bank and see how you can help. I know the St. Louis Area Foodbank is always in need of volunteers to help package things up and it is great for groups to be a part of even. If you cannot do physical work like that ask them if they have office work you can volunteer to do or even helping them spread the word via social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Take your skills and offer them to your local community to help end child hunger!
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