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.
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.
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.