Hunger Is Something We Take Personally

A few weeks ago, we told you all about a campaign to end childhood hunger. We asked you to watch and share a video from the ConAgra Foods Foundation because for each view the video receives, one child is given a meal.

We were BLOWN AWAY by the response from our Dose Peeps to this amazing cause. You all watched and shared and because of you, over 31,000 children have been fed this summer. We were especially touched by Nicole at Work In Sweats Mama, who wrote her own blog post bringing attention to this issue. WOW! Thank you Nicole!

It really does take a village, and we firmly believe that village includes our own children, too. Having open conversations with them about issues like ending childhood hunger can only increase their understanding of the world around them. Getting them directly involved in the cause can only increase their compassion towards humanity.

All the Dose Kids ready to be helpful!

All the Dose Kids ready to be helpful!

Both Lucy and Emma were fortunate enough to finish out 3rd grade with a skating party organized by several moms….we were lucky enough to be in that group and were excited to cap off the year with a fun experience for the girls. What we were most thrilled about, however, was that the “price of admission” for the party was that every girl brought a canned good for our local food bank. It was a fantastic lesson for the girls that you can have fun and do something good for the world all at the same time. By the end of the party, there were multiples tables filled with canned goods. Everyone left knowing that they had done their part to make a difference.

Bobby capped off his 7th grade year with an invitation to join the National Junior Honor’s Society. It’s a huge honor, but also comes with responsibility. In order to complete his admission, he must participate in community service this summer. He knew right away that he wanted to volunteer at Loaves and Fishes, which is a food bank in our community. That made us so proud. 

Even Abby helped in her own 5 year-old way by taking canned goods to our school’s annual food drive. She picked out the food all by herself and wanted to make sure that people had the right things to eat. In the end, she chose soup, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter. After all, those are three of her favorite foods, so she was sure they would be someone else’s favorite, too!

Here is the thing though, y’all. Our work is not done here. There are still 21 million children who will go hungry this summer. We can all still continue to help.

Thanks to the amazing pledge from the ConAgra Foods Foundations to feed children, you can watch the video multiple times. So, even if you have already watched and shared, you can do it again. And again. And again. They want nothing more than to feed as many children as possible this summer. And we want to help them achieve their goal.

Yes, it really is that simple.

Watch the video. Feed a child. Share the video so others can watch and feed more children.

We can’t think of a better way to spend a little time in front of the computer today.

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This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods and The Motherhood, and we’ve been compensated for our time. However, all opinions and references to the greatness of The Dose Peeps and macaroni-n-cheese are our own.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hunger Is Something We Take Personally — 53 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this info. I will watch it and pass it on. What a beautiful reminder of how we can help each other. And how we can teach our kids to do the same.

    Happy Sharefest.

    • Thank you so much for that, Robin. You’re so right. We are all connected and we need to help each other when we can. Happy Sharefest!

    • Thank you, Carli! We were so thrilled to know that every, single time was helpful even if you’d clicked it before!! :)

    • Thank you for watching and then watching again, Raquel! Every view counts!! :) Hope you are having a great weekend, too!

  2. Ok, first of all, your “Oh honey…no” board on Pinterest just made me spit coffee. Second, what a great cause! Summertime hunger is a huge issue around where I live as well.

    • Hahahaha. Thanks, Shannon! We celebrate the oddities of Pinterest!! Thank you for watching the video and getting involved!

  3. Watching and sharing once again! No child should be hungry. And I think it’s so important to get kids involved with community service early. So inspiring to see what the Dose Kids are doing to fight hunger!

    • Aw thanks, Jennifer. We agree that it’s vital to get kids into community service at a young age so it becomes a part of their heart and soul. :)

  4. Sharing this again – and will continue to help with this effort. How can anyone with children not want to help? I can’t imagine my kids even going hungry and don’t want to ever imagine that.

    • We can’t imagine it either, Ilene. It would just be heartbreaking. Thank you so much for helping to get the word out! :)

    • Thanks, AnnMarie. We are always blown away by not only how funny and smart our Dose Peeps are in comments (and boy, they are!), but how absolutely wonderful and giving they are, too. We feel so blessed to be a part of the blogging community! :)

  5. I love this and will share a ton of times.
    Almost every year since she was in the first grade, my daughter and I would volunteer on Thanksgiving Day in a soup kitchen or shelter in NYC to feed the homeless before we went home to our home cooked meals. She came home sad and overjoyed because she was happy she could help people.

    I will be doing the same thing with my other kids…They need to be aware. Also, in the Dominican Republic, there are tons and tons of kids who are hungry and my mom and I feed them every summer…..:)

    • Wow, Khloe! That is fantastic. For you all it’s a family affair! How cool is that?! You guys are really walking the walk!! First grade is a wonderful time to get kids started. It *is* sad to see, but it *is* uplifting to feel that you helped someone. The kids just get it.

  6. 31000! Thank you for the update and for the reminder! You ladies are good eggs, and your little eggs don’t fall far from the egg tree. Wait…you know what I mean.

  7. I’m so glad you posted this again. Last time I “made a mental note” to go back and watch and then of course, didn’t. I should know by now not to trust my mental notes. But seeing it again was all I needed to remember to watch and to share. Thank you!

  8. 31,000 is AMAZING!! I was super happy to help spread the word, as apparently thousands of others were. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and making a child’s life better.

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