Teaching Kids About Childhood Hunger

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This conversation about childhood hunger is sponsored by Albertsons Safeway.
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I look for everyday moments to teach my kids about our world. They know that it’s good to share toys with kids that don’t have them, and on a recent trip to our local Safeway, I taught them about childhood hunger. It might seem like a heavy topic to talk to little kids about, but even a 5 year old can make sense of “not all kids get to have Rice Krispies.” It actually resonates with them quite a bit.

So in addition to our regular groceries the other day, we also bought a few boxes of their beloved Rice Krispies to donate to our local food bank for kids who don’t have them.

I’m really proud of my kids for understanding that they can make a difference in their community with something as simple as sharing a box of cereal. It makes sense to them, and it’s so easy to do. I hope that they remember other kids every time they help me grocery shop, and ask to pick out other foods so they can help children in our community who might be hungry.

If you shop at Albertsons Safeway locations, you can help fight childhood hunger too.

The Albertsons Safeway family of stores will be having a national “Hunger Is” campaign (www.hungeris.org) taking place September 1st through September 30th, 2015 to help aid in the relief of childhood hunger in America. This program is designed to raise awareness, volunteer hours, and funds that will improve health outcomes for hungry children and their families.

Shoppers across the country will be able to support this important cause at 2,200 store Albertsons Safeway locations in 33 states. In addition to individual shoppers’ contributions, sales of select products from participating vendors will generate donations to Hunger Is, up to $1 million. Vendors include Marie Callendar’s, Healthy Choice, Bertolli, P.F. Chang’s, Campbell’s, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Unilever and Albertsons’ private label brands, O Organics and Open Nature.

Funds raised through the initiative will go toward programs focused on fighting childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes for hungry children and their families. In addition to supporting programs that connect hungry children to healthy food, Hunger Is will continue its focus on determining the best methods to link clients to resources that can help prevent food insecurity on a long-term basis.

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It really is that easy, whether you choose to donate food like we did, or just purchase select products along with your regular groceries, you can and will make a difference in combatting childhood hunger. All you have to do is look for the special price tag!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.