Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. — Plato
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!
Turn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed. —
— 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!
Summer is coming to a close, but our work to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals all year isn’t done. — 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
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.
Think of this in terms of four, three and two. Every fourth child in Texas is at risk of hunger. Every third child in the city of Dallas lives in poverty. And Texas ranks second in the nation in childhood hunger. — Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp. — Jeff Bridges
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.
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved. — Bono
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.
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