One in six Americans do not have enough access to food. One in six. That number is staggering, and while the holidays and crisis situations like Sandy put a laser focus on the problem during a time of need, it is an ongoing problem across the country, all year round.
As millions of Americans struggle with knowing where their next meal will come from every day, companies like Unilever are taking action to provide much-needed support to the food banks that provide relief. Though Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, the company aims to improve people’s health and well-being, reduce its environmental footprint and enhance livelihoods. On initiative under that plan is Unilever’s Cross off Hunger program.
Cross off Hunger’s Mission – Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts. Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop. Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.
What is Unilever?
When I mentioned to my husband that I was getting involved in this campaign, I was surprised by his initial response, “What’s Unilever?”
I quickly pulled up a list of Unilever brands and began pointing out the Unilever products throughout our house: Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Dove, Degree, I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Lipton, Popsicle, Q-tips, Ragu, Skippy, St Ives, Vaseline, Wish Bone, etc.
Many of those brands regularly line our shelves, so I feel good knowing that products we love are dedicated to helping to Make Life Better.
In addition to supporting companies like Unilever that give back, you can get involved by educating yourself about the needs of your community and getting involved in local food pantries. On Unilever’s Making Life Better website you will find information about hunger needs across America including the top 10 things food bank needs:
- Nonperishable grains
- Spreads (peanut butter, honey, jelly, etc)
- Instant meals and soups
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Canned protein
- Personal care
- Baby needs
- Sauces and gravies
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