You may not realize it, but child hunger is an issue that is closer than you think. It impacts your state, your country and your community. Kids at the neighborhood school. A child in your son or daughter’s classroom.
When kids are hungry – they don’t get to be kids. They don’t do well in school. They don’t want to play. They are missing out on their childhood.
Almost 80,000 children in King County, WA were hungry in 2012, according to the map below. That’s just too many. Free and reduced lunch programs help, but what about what that child’s dinner. Meals at school may be all they have. That makes me sad. I checked out other areas I’ve lived, and the statistics are still the same, too many hungry families.
Do you know how childhood hunger affects where you live?
You can give back in a very simple way with the food you’re already buying. Now through August 28, look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com or on the widget on this website (in the right hand sidebar) ConAgra Foods or P&G will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal* to Feeding America. Together with P&G, ConAgra Foods has a goal of donating 7 million meals through the 2014 Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
The label looking for looks like the one on the box below! I bet you have some boxes in your freezer or pantry, just like I did!
After you’ve gone through your kitchen and pantry to enter your codes, would you please take this survey about childhood hunger? We’re trying to guage knowledge and awareness. Thank you! Remember each code you enter equals one meal!