Fighting Hunger Right Where You Live
It’s been such a privilege to have a part in the “Child Hunger Ends Here” campaign with ConAgra and Feeding America. It’s encouraging to know that even my small role in this combined rally can change the hunger statics right where I live. That’s the thing I love about this effort – even a small contribution can make an impact! Did you know that $1 provides 7 Meals to your local community when you donate online?
Yep, you read that correctly. SEVEN.
Think about how even a $1 per neighbor/church member/classmate/PTA member donation could significantly impact your community. Now think even bigger.. For instance if each person in my own town of around 20,000 made a $1 donation we could provide 140,000 meals!
There’s no better time than the present. With summer quickly approaching more kids in your very own community will struggle with hunger. The 19.5 million children receiving the free or reduced-price lunches significantly will drop to only 2.2 million receiving meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Remember, every dollar raised and donated online stays in your community to help those children in need.
(Keep reading how YOU can make an IMPACT today just by simply leaving a COMMENT.)
There have been many inspiring bloggers demonstrating examples of how you can get involved. Hopefully their initiatives, ideas, creativity, and energy will inspire you to make a difference in your own community as well:
~ Judy from Dirt Road Musings held a “Taste of Italy” Pasta Dinner in her home town of Omaha, Nebraska,and a portion of the proceeds were donated to Feeding America.
~ Courtney from Detroit Mommies teamed up with a local restaurant that donated 5% of the invite’s tab from the food and drinks to the cause.
~ Laura from My DFW Mommy opened her own home and collected canned goods and donations from her neighbors.
~ Andrea from Savvy Sassy Moms hosted a neighborhood ice cream social in Los Angeles, California.
See? It doesn’t have to be elaborate or complicated to make a difference. You can find more ideas, resources and sign up for a FREE toolkit at the Child Hunger Ends Here site.
Now that you’re creative juices are bubbling and overflowing with ideas I want to hear them!
And here’s the impact you can make with a simple comment:
For every comment, a donation of $1 will be made on behalf of our blog to Child Hunger Ends Here, up to $100. That means that 100 comments on this post could provide 700 MEALS for my local community!
I’m not too proud to beg…
Will you leave me a comment telling me your ideas for how you could make an impact in your own community?
It’s that simple.
With Sugar On Top?
AND a Cherry?