I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Champions for Kids and Walmart are joining with sponsors Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair brands for the Summer of Giving Project, to help provide 5 million meals to hungry kids.
The core values of Champions for Kids are simple, yet profound, and drive their efforts to “mobilize millions” to help children — All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children.
Did you know that 10 percent of U.S. children live in food insecure homes? That’s millions of children who don’t know when, or if, their next meal is coming. This is especially true during the summer months when school meal programs are no longer in effect. A few schools in my community offer free lunch during the weekdays in the Summer. This is a big help because a lot of children would go hungry without this service. I know this is not enough and want to do more.
Thankfully we all can help by shopping the Walmart freezer section and support the sponsor brands, Tyson, Birds Eye and State Fair. When you do, you’ll be helping to feed hungry kids in your local community.
Nannah and I were able to visit our local Walmart SuperCenter and buy food for a community food pantry.
In addition to the perishables, we also bought bananas, juice, peanut butter, jelly, bread, canned fruit, baked beans and more.
There are a lot of food pantries that could use our donations but I was drawn to Hope House Of Milwaukee.
In addition to providing emergency food through the United Southside Food Pantry, Hope House provides community outreach. Adults and children who need health care, financial assistance and educational opportunities can go there for help. Hope House provides services that aim to end homelessness and create healthy communities.
Champions for Kids SIMPLE Service Projects are an easy way to get involved in helping your community! Every SIMPLE Service Project has 4 basic steps: 1) Gather your friends, family, and co-workers. 2) Learn about the needs of children in your community. 3) Give items to help kids enjoy happier & healthier lives. 4) Share your story with Champions for Kids to inspire others!
Please consider doing a Summer of Giving SIMPLE Service food donation collection project of your own. Visit your Walmart freezer aisle June 9 – July 9, enter your food donation drive project http://cfkhelpkidsthrive.org for a chance to win one of three $25,000 awards for your school district.
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