Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.– Plato
Make time to make a difference! Thirty Ways to...
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...
Turn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good...– — 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...
Summer is coming to a close, but our work to ensure that children have access to...– Steff Childs from the ConAgra Foods Foundation as she reflects on this past summer’s Hunger-Free Summer initiative with Katharine McPhee in a recent blog post on Hungry2Help.org.
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.– Buzz Aldrin
Dedicated Women Donate to Help Fight Child Hunger
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...
Think of this in terms of four, three and two. Every fourth child in Texas is at...– Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank
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.
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can...– Jeff Bridges
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.– Bono
Rallies That Rocked: A Block Party in the Park...
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...
A little girl from one of the elementary schools here in Columbia didn’t want to...– It was this story that inspired Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, to begin a program called Buddy Packs. The program provides children with back packs filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food to take home with them on the weekend and over...
I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no...– Drew Barrymore
Rallies That Rocked: Ice Cream, You Scream for...
Los Angeles blogger Andrea Fellman from Savvy Sassy Moms rallied friends in a sweet way to raise money for Child Hunger Ends Here. On Saturday, May 2, Andrea hosted an ice cream social complete with an ice cream truck (and all the fixings), a bounce house and crafts for kids. She also enlisted her daughters to help bake more than 150 chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale held during the...
Food Insecurity Rising in America →
Newsweek reports: Food insecurity is on the rise. Stronger efforts needed to make sure all U.S. families have enough to eat, says nonprofit official.
Thank You: The End is Only the Beginning
While the Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally Campaign has come to a close, the fight against child hunger will continue both on this blog, through the ConAgra Foods Foundation and with the help of readers like you. Every rally, every re-Tweet, every post and word of encouragement has brought us one step closer to ending child hunger. We appreciate all of the support and will continue the...
Childhood Obesity and Child Hunger: Insight from...
The link between childhood obesity and child hunger exists but few are aware of why. In this recent story from The Oregonian, read how a chef at an Oregon Boys & Girls Club is changing what kids are eating and what legislation is in the works to help prevent child hunger, improve children’s health and increase their access to healthy meals. Read More
Rallies That Rocked: A Lemonade Stand Takes a...
With her children by her side, blogger Danielle Smith from Extraordinary Mommy organized an old-fashioned lemonade stand on Saturday, May 22. For three hours, Danielle and her brood poured cool drinks for thirsty visitors between the 8th and 9th holes of The Turtle Creek subdivision golf course in O’Fallon, Missouri. The event raised a total of $85, which will provide 595 meals! When asked why...
Study: Effects of Childhood Hunger Last for...
An article from Time Magazine discusses how going hungry is a major contributor to ill health, particularly among children, and now a new report from the National Cancer Institute reveals how long-lasting the damage can be. Lead author of the study, Sharon Kirkpatrick, explains: “The research really pushes us to look at the impact that various policy interventions on food insecurity can...
Real Stories: Alex
Alex is a precocious little boy who attends an after school program offering snacks provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. He’s the first to admit he loves everything that has to do with Pokemon, and invests as much time playing the game as he does reading books about the character’s fantastical pursuits. Pokemon never supersedes his English and Spanish homework, which are both taught...
hungrytohelp: Hunger-Free Summer Video Katharine McPhee talks about her commitment to fighting child hunger and why ConAgra Foods Foundation partnered with Feeding America to bring at least one million more meals to kids this summer alone.
Real Stories: Shonda
Shonda, an Atlanta pre-school teacher, remembers a few winters back when she and her two young children avoided using the living room during winters. It was the coldest room in their home, perpetually devoid of warmth as they tried to cut back on heating bills. During that challenging time, Shonda relied heavily on the goodness of her friends, begrudgingly borrowing money when she couldn’t...
The Value of Volunteers
While financial donations can make a world of difference to local food banks, volunteers can be just as valuable. An entire day or just an afternoon spent at a food bank means you’re directly helping that facility feed more children. Lend a hand in your local community by: Tutoring kids at your local Kids Cafe. Repackaging donated food for use at food pantries. Transporting food to charitable...
State of Emergency: Child Hunger in the U.S.
Earlier this month, Feeding America revealed new state-level data on child food insecurity for kids under the age of 5. The study revealed that Arkansas, Texas and Arizona have the highest rates of child food insecurity in the country at nearly 25 percent. Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2006-2008 was funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, Feeding America’s exclusive Leadership...
In the Aisles
Families with young mouths to feed have limited options when it comes to obtaining food. Not all people who go hungry are homeless or even jobless. Many parents and caregivers who need assistance do not meet the poverty standards established by their state and cannot receive government aid. Soup kitchens are often difficult to get to for parents who work multiple jobs or have limited...
Hey Detroit: You're Invited to "Smoothies to End... →
Join Child Hunger Ends Here blogger correspondent Courtney from Detroit Mommies who has teamed up with Beyond Juice in downtown Rochester to help win the fight against child hunger. In Michigan there are 10,003,422 people and 16.2% are children facing hunger, 17.2% are children under 5. You are cordially invited to attend “Smoothies to End Child Hunger” on Wednesday, July 27, 2010 from 11 a.m.-2...
Texas on Top of List for Childhood Hunger! Here's...
Take a moment to read a blog post from Child Hunger Ends Here blogger correspondent Laurie from My Dallas Mommy. Read More
Hungry to Help: Katharine McPhee kicks off... →
To help raise awareness about children facing hunger in the summer months, Katharine McPhee has joined ConAgra Foods Foundation and Feeding America to launch Hunger-Free Summer.This initiative is providing support to food banks in 23 cities, including Orlando, Houston, Little Rock and Irvine. If…
Nearly 20 percent of Tennessee kids facing hunger →
hungrytohelp: “Food insecurity basically means that children don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” explains Heather Burchfield of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Child Hunger Ends Here Happenings: An Update on...
As many of you know, ConAgra Foods launched a nationwide Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally campaign in March to raise awareness about the issue of childhood hunger in the United States, as well as raise money for Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization. Since the kick-off, the campaign has brought people from across the country together to feed those who cannot...