Child Hunger Ends Here on the Central Coast
I have had an amazing experience the past few months serving as a Blogger Correspondent for the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign. I knew that economic times were hard, but I had no idea that child hunger was so prevalent in the United States. Once I knew about this awesome cause, sponsored by ConAgra Foods and Feeding America, I wanted to share what I had learned with my family and friends. What better way than to have a brunch?
Yummy goodies from Costco!
Some of our first guests to arrive to the brunch!
I invited family and friends, as well as their children, into my home for a brunch. We socialized for a little while and then ate together. After eating, we gathered together and watched the special that aired on March 19th on NBC. “Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report” is a 30-minute special hosted by Al Roker with Natalie Morales that highlights the personal stories of families struggling with hunger and showcasing how Americans can work together to tackle this issue. My guests found that it was very informative and sad. They were happy to learn of a way that they could help end child hunger, while providing for their own families.
During the brunch, I talked about how simple it was to help contribute to the Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign! “ConAgra Foods believes no child in the United States should face the risk of hunger,” said Gary Rodkin, CEO of ConAgra Foods. “Our hope is that people from around the country will lend their support to the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and help us in our quest to donate enough money so that Feeding American can purchase another 2.5 million meals this year. This is in addition to our donations that help provide more than 1 million meals per month each year.”
Last year, the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign generated 2.5 million meals and brought together thousands of people in support of Feeding America as well as the more than 200 member food banks and 63,000 related agencies that rely on Feeding America’s services. The campaign builds on a commitment by ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation to end child hunger, which has resulted in donations of more than 250 million pounds of food to Feeding America since 1993. ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have also donated $35 million to Feeding America, including a recent five-year, $10 million pledge from the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the largest donation ever made to Feeding America specifically to fight child hunger.
I am honored to be a Child Hunger Ends Here Blogger Correspondent. This is a topic that means a lot to me and I’m thankful for the opportunity to promote it on The Mommy-Files. This is a sponsored partnership with ConAgra Foods. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.