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Join ConAgra Foods to Fight Child Hunger & Basket Giveaway-CLOSED

Hopefully you are all aware that I’ve been working with ConAgra Foods on their Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. The focus of the campaign is to of course raise money for Feeding America but more importantly to raise awareness of the growing problem that is plaguing our nation: our children are hungry. My goal for this campaign is to bring the community together in a couple ways. Here are my ideas that are in the works.

  • Ask local movie theater to donate proceeds of 1 movie showing to Feeding America
  • A penny drive at the local elementary school
  • A car wash at the local middle school
  • Host a table at flea market where all sale proceeds will be donated

This campaign doesn’t start and end just with the blogger participants. Anyone can host their own neighborhood rally or get together. Host a dinner party and let your friends know that for each participating ConAgra Foods product you purchased for that meal $1 was donated to You can also simply host a bake sale or flower bulb sale or food drive at your local church or community center. ConAgra Foods will even help you promote your activity with a toolkit. Register your rally and ConAgra will send you the tools along with tips and ideas to make it a success. Remember, whatever you can do will make a difference.
Next week I will be heading to Los Angeles, California for a phenomenal event hosted by ConAgra Foods where all the blogger participants and I will be visiting a local Food Bank and visiting the set of Desperate Housewives. Dana Delaney is the spokesperson for Child Hunger Ends Here and Wisteria Lane is the backdrop for the opening neighborhood rally. I will bring back tons of pics and details about the event and I hope to hear back from you all about what you can do in your own neighborhoods.

ConAgra Foods wants you to share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, community, teachers, clergy, business owners and everyone else you see. Host an event/rally/dinner/sale of your own by April 28th and you can enter to win a fabulous gift basket filled with goodies, coupons, Desperate Housewives season 4 and much more.  Leave me a comment and tell me all about your event.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Growing Up Hungry-Child Hunger Ends Here

Growing up hungry shouldn’t be something a child has to experience. Food is a necessity and should be available at all times. My childhood was littered with moments of hunger, moments wondering where was the food.  Dinner time would come around but there was nothing on the stove. I remember searching sofa cushions for change so I could run to the corner store for whatever I could afford with the pennies and dimes found. Sundays were spent at my grandmothers because there was always food for the entire family. Weekends were spent with my aunts because I knew I would get pancakes for breakfast. Afterschool I would try to go to a friend’s house because she always had a snack, rye bread and peanut butter, I thought that was heaven.

Today nearly 17 million children in America are at risk of not getting meals on a regular basis. We DO NOT need to live this way anymore. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity whose mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. With so many different ways to take action everyone can make a difference.

  • Donate: For every $1 donation, 7 meals are provided to feed the hungry in our country
  • Advocate: Organize a fundraiser, bring your community together and raise awareness
  • Volunteer: Donate your time at a local food pantry or Kid’s Café
  • Community: Become of part of Feeding America’s efforts YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

In Maryland there are approximately 456K people living below the federal poverty level. The Maryland Food Bank would have to distribute more than 84 million pounds of food to wipe out that statistic. Right now they are distributing about 19 million pounds to their servicing area. There is a gap, a large one. In recent years there has been an increase in demand for these services due to the economic downturn. Families once considered middle class are the same families now looking for help to put food on the table.

The Maryland Food Bank services programs throughout the state, excluding Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. These programs include:

  • Kids Café-children are provided healthy meals and snacks during after-school programs
  • BackPack Program-on Fridays children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch are provided with backpacks full of food to take home and feed the family
  • Nutrition Education-USDA and University of Maryland conduct nutrition education and food safety classes to teach families to stretch their food dollars and improved diets.
  • Second Helping-Baltimore area restaurants, culinary programs and caterers donate prepared perishable food to be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens

There are resources for families to get the help they need there just isn’t enough food to help all the families. Pitch in with a financial contribution, food donation or volunteer your time to help #fightchildhunger in your community today.
Has Child Hunger affected you in the past?  Does it affect your life today? Do you know a child that is hungry?  What can you do to help them?

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Child Hunger Ends Here with ConAgra Foods

Child Hunger is a harsh reality in America. Nearly 1 in 4 kids don’t know where there next meal is coming from. Children who are hungry may develop physical problems, such as slower growth and inhibited brain development; and illnesses including stomach aches, headaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue. Lack of proper nourishment during significant periods of growth can impact a child’s behavior, cognitive skills and their ability to learn at the proper level.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
Their network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually. Those member food banks support approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need.

I’m teaming up with ConAgra to host a Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally this spring to raise money for Feeding America, which provides food to 37 million people every year. These rallies are being held all across America to help feed kids at risk of hunger and you can join or organize something for your own community.

Visit Child Hunger Ends Here for details and directions and help to turn a bake sale, church rummage sale, food drive, yard sale, school carnival, neighborhood picnic or other existing community event into a CHEH Neighborhood Rally.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks to find out how you can do more to help feed kids throughout America and in your own neighborhood.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! This is an ongoing partnership with ConAgra Foods. Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.