***Disclosure: I was provided info for this post by The Motherhood and ConAgra as well as compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.***
More than one in five children1 and more than one in three Latino children2 in this country may not know where their next meal is coming from. Children who experience even intermittent struggles with hunger may suffer serious, long-term consequences to their health, well-being and educational achievement.1 ConAgra Foods is building a community of people to make a difference, from top musical artists, to parents, kids, employees and more to help donate up to 3 million3 meals. For each 8-digit code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products and entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com or Facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal3 to Feeding America. This effort complements the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s $10 million, five-year commitment to Feeding America, the leader in the fight against hunger nationwide.
How Can I Help?
Find the 8-digit code on the back or side of specially marked ConAgra Foods packages. Just look for the red push pin Then enter it in the widget on the right hand side of my blog over there —–> For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal
Pop Stars are Helping Too!
The 2013 Child Hunger Ends Here campaign will be supported by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, Amber Riley and Cody Simpson, who will lend their voices to spread awareness for child hunger while asking consumers to take action by entering a code found on participating ConAgra Foods products. The campaign will be supported with an original song, online concerts and retail promotions alongside a social media campaign involving top online influencers. This is the first time a major food company has partnered with a management company in this capacity, channeling the influence and talent of artists in order to impact real change.
***1USDA Household Food Security in the United States 2011 report
2Coleman-Jensen, A., Nord, M., Andrews, M., & Carlson, S. (2012). Food Security in the United States in 2010. USDA ERS.
3A monetary donation will be made to help provide one meal through Feeding America’s network of food banks, up to a maximum of 3 million meals for codes entered through 8/31/13. Guaranteed minimum donation: 1 million meals ($125,000). Valid in U.S. only. $1 donated = 8 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.***