(Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of ConAgra Foods and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.)
As I sit down to write this post I think about how hungry I am. My stomach rumbles and I realize I forgot to eat lunch and it’s now way past dinner time and I haven’t had that meal either. I’ve been busy all day with work and then was at Jacob’s baseball game tonight. I can take a break and go eat something if I want because my fridge, freezer and pantry are packed. I’m lucky because I have food.
Not all are that lucky. Did you know that more than one in five children in the U.S. may not know where their next meal is coming from? That’s nearly 16 million children, a number that could fill 8,000 playgrounds.
Children who experience even intermittent struggles with hunger may suffer serious, long-term consequences to their health, well-being and educational achievement. What’s more, being hungry robs kids of the promise of childhood – the ability to play, grow and learn.
This is unacceptable. ConAgra Foods believe the same thing and they are partnering with P&G to build a community of people to make a difference and help donate up to 7 million meals through the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
How can you get involved? Here are 2 great ways!
* Enter Codes to Trigger Donations. It’s easy to make a difference: Look for the red pushpin on participating product packaging for a code found on these specially marked ConAgra Foods and P&G products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com from March-August 2014, ConAgra Foods or P&G, respectively, will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
Looking for participating products? Find great deals on some at Meijer this week!
|Deals at Meijer||Sale Dates|
|Banquet Homestyle Bakes: Buy 1 for $2.99||4/6||6/1|
|*Orville Redenbacher’s (6pk or larger): Buy 1, Save $1.00||4/13||5/31|
|Blue Bonnet Sticks: On Sale for $0.69||4/20||5/17|
|Egg Beaters (32oz): Buy 1 for $3.99||4/21||5/17|
|*Hunt’s Ketchup (24oz): Buy 2, Save $1.00||5/1||5/31|
|*Reddi Wip (13 oz): Buy 2, Save $1.00||5/4||5/17|
|Parkay (41 oz tub): Buy 2 for $5.00||5/4||5/24|
|*Healthy Choice Modern or Traditional Classics, Café Steamers, Baked Entrees or Greek Yogurt: Buy 6, Save $1.50||5/4||5/31|
|Healthy Choice (Single Serve Meals): Buy 5 for $10.00||5/11||5/17|
|Marie Callender’s (Single Serve Meals): Buy 11 for $5.00||5/11||5/17|
|Chef Boyardee (15oz): Buy 10 for $10.00, Get 11th FREE||5/11||5/17|
|Snack Pack (4-pk): Buy 10 for $10.00, Get 11th FREE||5/11||5/17|
|Wolf Brand Chili with Beans (15oz): Buy 10 for $10.00||5/11||5/17|
* Join the Community and Get Involved. One of the easiest ways to learn how to get involved is to join the Child Hunger Ends Here Facebook community at Facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere or follow the news on Twitter and Instagram at @ChildHungerEnds.
Here are 10 other ways you can get involved. How will you help end child hunger?