Summer has officially arrived in The Dose of Reality households, and we are feeling the effects daily. So far the kids (and moms) have had jammies days and played multiple games of Sorry and/or X Box 360. The children have also eaten endless snacks and meals. Every time we stop to catch our breath someone asks for a sandwich or heads to the pantry.
Needless to say, we were beyond honored when we were asked by the ConAgra Foods Foundation to join with them and the amazing actor Chris O’Donnell to bring awareness to their Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
As you probably already know from your own experience, access to school lunches is extremely helpful. After all, when it is summer time that duty falls back onto your shoulders, which means more dishes, more grocery shopping, and more times that you are making a meal. What we all probably forget, though, is the MILLIONS of children for whom school lunch is the one meal they can count on eating each day.
What happens to those children in the summer? That option goes away. Can you imagine the dread you would feel knowing that for 3 months you had to scramble and hope you were able to come up with food for your child? And this doesn’t happen to just a few little ones. This is the reality for 21.5 million children. Yes, that’s 21.5 million. And only 2.3 million of those have access to the free summer lunch program.
We can all help, though. And we can all do it with one click of the mouse and 90 seconds of our time. Want to know how?
If you click on this link and watch the video, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will provide money to local food banks to cover the cost of a meal for a child.
One viewing=one child not going hungry this summer.
Should you be inclined to share the video, you can help feed more than one child.
Because, EACH TIME the video is viewed, a child is fed. It is really that easy to make a difference. So, please don’t click away today without watching the video.
No child should go hungry simply because it is summer.
- This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods and The Motherhood, and we’ve been compensated for our time. However, all opinions, references to snacks and swooning over Chris O’Donnell are our own.