What did your family have for dinner last night? Did everyone go to bed with full bellies? I am very blessed. My son never had to go to bed hungry, wake up hungry, or watch me torment over where the next meal was going to come from. As a Mom, it’s hard to imagine how terrible a feeling that must be to know that your children aren’t getting proper nutrition. It’s just not right, and we all need to do our part to help end child hunger. It is a much bigger problem than you might realize. I have partnered with ConAgra, P&G and The Motherhood for this sponsored post to help spread the word about the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
More than one in five children in the U.S., including more than one in four Latino children, may not know where their next meal is coming from. That’s nearly 16 million children, a number that could fill 8,000 playgrounds. Children who experience even intermittent struggles with hunger may suffer serious, long-term consequences to their health, well-being and educational achievement.
3 Simple Ways to Help End Child Hunger
1. Hunter Hayes Road Race – Along with his “We’re Not Invisible” tour sponsor, ConAgra Foods, Hunter Hayes is going to attempt to break the world record for performing in the most cities in a 24 hour period. His goal is to perform 10 shows in 10 cities, from May 9 to May 10.
While Hunter is performing, you can help break another record. Child Hunger Ends Here is issuing a challenge to break their own record for the most meals donated in 24 hours. To help them break this record and end child hunger, look for the red pushpins and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
Additionally, for every download of Hunter’s new single, “Invisible,” on iTunes, Child Hunger Ends Here will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to the nation’s leading hunger-relief charity, Feeding America, up to 1 million meals.
2. #ChildHunger Twitter Party – Child hunger impacts your state, your country and your community. Join me with The Motherhood and ConAgra Foods for a virtual scavenger hunt Twitter event, during which participants can learn ways to make a difference by joining the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign!
When: Wednesday, May 7, at 2p ET (1p CT / 11a PT)
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #ChildHunger hashtag to track the conversation. You can see more details and RSVP using the Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/ChildHungerMay2014
Prizes: We will randomly award five prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct response to trivia questions. Each prize is a $50 VISA gift card. (No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited.)
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Sponsors: @ChildHungerEnds, @ConAgraFoods
3. Look for the Red Push Pin and ENTER YOUR CODES. – It’s easy to make a difference! Look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods and P&G products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com from March-August 2014, ConAgra Foods or P&G, respectively, will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
To make it super easy, you can even enter your 8-digit codes right here on About A Mom. Just look over to the right side bar of this blog for a special widget where you can enter your codes. Remember that 1 code = 1 meal, so let’s do this and really make a difference in children’s lives.
Want to learn more on how you can help get involved and help end child hunger? Join the Child Hunger Ends Here Facebook Community or follow the news on Twitter and Instagram at @ChildHungerEnds. You can also a moment to fill out this quick reader survey to help ConAgra Foods and the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign gauge awareness.