Let’s Put an End to Child Hunger with Share A Meal
When I was a young girl, I remember riding in the backseat of our car on the freeway with my parents. We were approaching an overpass and I immediately noticed figures out of the corner of my eye on the side. There were people with tents camped out under the freeway overpass and the children were playing. I remember feeling sad for the family (especially the children) and then inspired to do something about it. At the time, I was a Girl Scout and had to come up with a community service project. I decided to help the homeless with the church I was attending and to collect donations from local stores to give to those in need.
Now that I am a mother, I can’t imagine my children (yet alone any other child) going hungry. Food is so vital to their everyday survival. Not only to their physical survival, but their emotional and mental survival as well. Without food, children are unable to focus and concentrate on the work set before them at school. They have a harder time controlling their emotions. Food is vital for our children!
Did you know that right here in America, there are 16 million children struggling with hunger? That number is equivalent to the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined. Hunger‘s youngest victims are often invisible in the United States. 1 in 5 children is unaware of where their next meal will come from and could quite possibly be your own neighbor or your child‘s best friend. To help shed light on this issue and be a part of the solution, Unilever Project Sunlight is rallying people across the country to “Share A Meal to Help Turn the Tables on Child Hunger in America.”
Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative focused on encouraging people to create a brighter future for children by taking small steps to live sustainably, use less and share even more. This Fall, the initiative will be focusing on child hunger and will be encouraging all consumers to get involved and uncover the reasons they share a meal.
— The Mommy-Files (@themommyfiles) October 15, 2014
I encourage you to watch the video above and visit Unilever Project Sunlight online to learn more. You can also spread the word and retweet my tweet above. Let’s put an end to child hunger with Share A Meal together!
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.