For most, summer is time for enjoying endless beach days during our time off from classes, but this time away from school leaves many families pondering how to feed their kids. When I was a child in the school system, I never understood the reluctancy for school to close for weather related conditions, or other issues. Now, with my own children in public school, I understand why some major snow storms keep their doors open. As an influencer, and a mom of three children, it is a priority of mine to help spread the word on how you can help with this unfortunate situation some families are in.
During the school year, 22 million children depend on free or reduced-price school meals to help keep them from going hungry. During the summer months, more than 80% of these children are not enrolled in summer meal programs, and face an increased risk of hunger. For the past 20 years, ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have been pioneers and leaders in the fight against child hunger, partnering with some of the largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to child hunger. They are the nation’s largest network of food banks and have created the ConAgra Foods Hunger-Free Summer program, to help ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals year round, especially when school is out. They are also funding 23 food banks across 15 states to help start a new or expand existing summer feeding programs. These grants are ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 and will provide healthy meals to more children throughout the summer.
In kicking-off of the #HungerFreeSummer campaign, I am joining forces with eight other influencers, from all over the US, and sharing ways you can contribute, so these innocent children can have a Hunger Free Summer.
You can support this cause by looking for the red pushpin and code on specially marked ConAgra Foods’ products. For each eight-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com this summer, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to three million meals. On every Friday between now and July 31, 2015 there is a special treat, 1 code = 1 meal plus 1 bonus meal.
Here is a list of participating brands….
Now that you know the facts, it’s your turn. I am truly honored to be part of this video and to be working with Conagra Foods to help fight Child Hunger.
I was asked to participate in the #HungerFreeSummer campaign, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. All opinions are my own.