These kids are our future. They see hunger with their classmates and may even feel it themselves. More than 1 in 5 children in the U.S. come from food insecure households. We can help.
Celebs Commit to The Cause! You can, too.
Actor David Arquette is a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council. Members of this star-studded organization actively mobilize the public in support of Feeding America via media relations opportunities, cause marketing programs, and public policy initiatives. Each member also demonstrates sincere concern for domestic hunger by participating in volunteer opportunities at our member food banks.
Click the link below to see how David plans to fight hunger this month. Then, download the 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar to get in on the action yourself!
Fall is fast approaching and families are busier than ever with back-to-school routines, afterschool activities and packed weekends. Before you add another task to your to-dos in September, take a look at your agenda and see how and when you can help Feeding America fight child hunger this fall with this handy “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar.
From changing sharing your support for Hunger Action Month on Facebook and setting an empty spot at your dinner table to eating out for a cause and clipping coupons, the “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar offers one thing you can do each day in the month of September to fight child hunger. Get on board and help feed more children this fall!
MOLLY’S STORY: How One Blogger Saw Neighbors in Need and Got Involved
Learn more about Molly from The Snyder 5 as she guests blogs about her experience as a Child Hunger Ends Here blogger correspondent.
When I first was asked to join in the ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Ends Here campaign I didn’t pause. I didn’t stop to think. I just knew. Yes. I had to do it. I wanted to do it.
I lived in Chicago for about ten years. It’s impossible, living there, not to see faces of hunger daily. But you didn’t often see the children. You knew they were there, but it wasn’t their faces you were seeing every day.
However, I think, in my mind, I imagined them. I could picture, I thought, their lives. Their worlds.
As I began to work on this program I realized that while the images I had seen and pictured were very real. They were not the only ones.
Hunger doesn’t have a universal look. Hunger doesn’t have a universal story.
That struck me the most when I was looking at the statistics for my children’s school district’s free and reduced lunch program. Nearly seventy percent of the children in our district are eligible for that program. Seventy percent.
I really, finally, got it. Hunger doesn’t have a look. It doesn’t have a pattern or a path. But it is a huge staggering problem. One that is affecting families who are, literally, in my neighborhood.
To try to do something, I organized a giant rummage sale among Minnesota bloggers. Nearly 30 families volunteered their time and donated their things. And after one day of standing together to do something about it, we raised nearly $1,000 to donate to Feeding America.
Reflecting on it, one of my friends mentioned that the reality was that each of those 30 families could have just donated $35 and we would have accomplished the same thing financially. But what we did, I think, is far more than that. We came together. We used our voices – online and off – to shed some light on this issues that is affecting our community and all communities. We fought child hunger.
— Zoroaster (via justbesplendid)
Sometimes writing down a promise to do have a good thought, share a good word, or do a good deed can make all the difference.
Feeding America has declared September to be Hunger Action Month™ and is asking people to pledge to help fight hunger online.
By entering your name, email and zip code and pledging your commitment, you’re helping your local food bank get one step closer to receiving a sizeable donation. The food bank with the most pledges will receive an entire truckload of food to distribute to disadvantaged families and kids.
A few minutes of your time could make a huge impact on your neighbors in need and will help keep our cause in mind during Hunger Action Month.
Click here to pledge your support today!
When women get together for a good cause, great things can happen. Dallas mommy blogger Laura Thornquist turned her local women’s association meeting into a Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally. In addition to collecting cans and funds, the group discussed the issue of child hunger within their local school district and came up with simple ways they could each make a difference. “This event was about food, fun, friendship and a community effort to help those in need,” said Thornquist. Sometimes just starting the conversation about ending child hunger can lead to actions that make a huge impact.
Click here to see her personal video with footage of the event.
Please take a moment to view this touching video from the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) about what “Hunger Is.”
In its 29th year of service, the CAFB provides food and grocery products to more than 350 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. Last year, CAFB provided more than 23 million pounds of food. The CAFB service area covers 19,064 square miles in Central Texas.
Today Katharine McPhee wrapped up the Hunger-Free Summer initiative by volunteering at LINC Houston, one of Houston Food Bank’s summer food locations, where she sang with the children and served lunch. This summer, Katharine also visited Orlando, Irvine and Little Rock hoping to bring attention to the 17 million children who face hunger during the summer months.
A local park was the perfect setting for Chicagoland blogger Tamara Hubbard from The Unexperienced Mom to host a Child Hunger Ends Here Block Party on May 22. Children and parents arrived with food donations in hand and munched on caramel popcorn, hot dogs and cupcakes. Homemade games were set up to keep little ones entertained while adults enjoyed a beautiful Saturday in the sun. Tamara’s event raised $200 or 1,400 meals for the cause, and she says that she and her husband are already planning another block party for next year.
Read Tamara’s post about her rally.
Do you have a rockin’ rally story to share? Email a brief summary, your results and up to three photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have your event featured on our blog!