There are two things every person needs — oxygen and food. And yet there are 16 million children struggling with hunger in America. These are children in America don’t have access to something as fundamental as a regular source of food. What’s even more astonishing is that hunger in America has no boundaries – rural, urban and suburban – so one of these children could be your own neighbor or even your child’s best friend.
Hunger is a silent suffering, and the face of hunger may not be what you expect. I am one of 100 influencers across America asked to share this powerful documentary about the changing face of hunger as part of Project Sunlight.
5 Ways Kids And Families Can Help #ShareAMeal
As a mom it breaks my heart to learn that 1 in 5 children are unaware where their next meal is coming from. And it is important to me to be part of the solution and to teach my children to be part of the solution. Teaching kids about the importance of giving back to their community is an important a life lesson that will help shape the adults they will be come.
Food Drives – Just this week a flyer came home from school about a food drive and a bag appeared in our mailbox for a Boy Scout collection. Instead of quietly donating to these drives without the knowledge of my kids, I make donating a big deal. I ask my daughter to help me pick out foods to be donated and talked to her about why it was important.
Donate Time – Food drives are an important way to collect food for those who are hungry, but it takes volunteers who give of their time to get that food into the hands of children. In every city and town across America there are food banks in need of volunteers. Take your kids to volunteer, show them the value of their time and help them to be an active part of the solution.
You Buy One, We Give One – As part of the Sunlight Project Unilever will launch a “You Buy One, We Give One” limited-time coupon offer for supermarkets nationwide in the Sunday paper on November 14, 2014. By redeeming these coupons at participating stores and Unilever will donate one meal to Feeding America when you purchase any participating Unilever product. Look for these special coupons to help be part of the solution.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever. The opinions and text are all mine.