Have you ever talked with your children about hunger? Have you spent time explaining to them that some children don't even know where there next meal is coming from?
In our family it is actually a topic we bring up quite often. I think it is so important for children to know and understand the immense need that exists all over the world. I don't think any of us can fully understand what that is like unless we have experienced it ourselves, but most of us can definitely imagine how horrible an aching hunger must be. Most of the time my children just kind of nod in a agreement or ask questions like, "Why?", "Where do they get their food from then?" and "How do they survive?".
I think it is so important to educate your children on the hunger that can even exist right next door. That is why I chose to spread the word about Hunger Free Summer.
Did you know that while 21.5 million children rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year, when school is out, only 2.3 million children are in the Summer Food Service Program??
What happens to those children who are not receiving a meal?
You can make a difference in a child's life right now by simply watching the video below:
Actor, Chris O'Donnell has joined ConAgra Foods to bring awareness to this important issue. Chris worked with ConAgra Foods to develop a video and a simple way for others to join in the fight against child hunger. For every view of the video below, a meal is donated. Please take a minute to watch....
This is the fourth year of ConAgra’s Hunger-Free Summer program! They have supported the delivery of more than 2.5 million meals and snacks to children struggling with hunger over the summer! This summer, 29 food banks in 20 states will use Hunger-Free Summer grants – ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 – to overcome barriers and step up and help fill the gap for children in need.
Will you join us in bringing awareness? Share this with your friends.
Will you join us in making a difference? Watch the video above and immediately donate a meal to a child in need.
Disclosure: I worked with The Motherhood and ConAgra Foods to bring you this post. All opinions expressed are my own. For full disclosure click here.