Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

*This is a sponsored post with The Motherhood and Conagra Foods. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

unnamed 4 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods FoundationDid you know that child hunger is rampant in this country? It’s a sad truth. There are 16 million kids in this country who go hungry. That is a sobering number, and I for one, want to do anything I can to help ease that terrible burden of hunger. ConAgra wants to help, too. The ConAgra Foods Foundation has been fighting child hunger for more than 20 years!DSC 0975 1024x682 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

Child Hunger is an Epidemic

This year, 16 million kids will know what it feels like to go hungry. 16 million. Think about that. 16 million little ones are out there right now with empty bellies, wondering where their next meal will come from. Wondering how much longer they’ll have to endure that gnawing ache in their middle that won’t go away. Wondering why it has to hurt so much. It hurts my heart in a way I can barely describe when I look at my three kids.

16 million is a huge number to wrap your head around, so look at it like this: 1 in 5 children is at risk for child hunger. The next time you’re out and about look around you. Count how many kids you see in your travels. At least a few of them are either living a life full of desperate hunger or well on their way to it. That’s just about the saddest thing I can think of.DSC 0968 1024x682 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

That’s why ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation is so important. This multi-billion dollar food company is using its considerable weight to harness the power of America’s youth to tackle child hunger nationwide.

DSC 0971 682x1024 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods FoundationMy daughter and I are doing our part to help in the fight against child hunger as well. We visited Child Hunger Ends Here for ideas about how we could help fight this horrible cloud laying across out country, and we decided to donate to the local food bank at our temple. We got a variety of non-perishables like Hunts vegetables, Snack Pack, Chef Boyardee, and Crunch ‘n Munch (one of Hayley’s favorites) and took them all to our temple. It’s a drop in the bucket, but enough drops can fill any bucket.DSC 0973 1024x682 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

You Can Help End Child Hunger

My daughter and I donated to our local food bank, and you can help, too. Visit Child Hunger Ends Here to learn more about child hunger and get inspiration for ways that you can help in the fight against it. You can also learn more about ConAgra Foods’ approach to fighting child hunger which is so very important!DSC 0976 1024x682 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

Child hunger is just about the most vicious thing I can think of for a child to have to endure, and we all need to do whatever we can to stop it. With our help, ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation can make serious headway in the fight against child hunger. I encourage you to do whatever you can to help end the horror of child hunger, as well.DSC 0977 Help Ease Child Hunger with ConAgra Foods Foundation

Some really exciting news too! There was one winner located near where I live!  Joyme Joia from Providence, RI received a grant! Grant winners received $500 grants from the ConAgra Foods Foundation as part of generationOn’s “Make Your Mark” on Hunger campaign. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.generationon.org/hunger.

Won’t you help?!!

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  1. says

    Child hunger is a huge issue. So many people don’t understand just how serious it truly is. I’m so glad there’s not light shed on it and more people are becoming aware!

  2. Lisa Bristol says

    This sounds like a fantastic program. We have a Breakfast for Learning program that i volunteer at.

  3. Fi Ní Neachtáin says

    I really hate to hear of children going hungry, it’s so shocking. I’d love to donate and help children in need.

  4. says

    You don’t think about childhood hunger being a problem somewhere like the US, but posts like this are a real eye opener. I think I’m going to make a donation to a local food bank now. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. says

    I must mention that you have highlighted a very genuine issue of this world. Child hunger must be stopped at all levels and we should definitely take a step forward in that direction.

  6. Rosey says

    We donate to our local food bank too. I hate that hunger is a problem for anyone, but most especially for children.

  7. says

    What a wonderful program. I know there are so many kids out there that are not getting what they need and I love when companies participate in programs like this!

  8. says

    I have been reading about donating so much recently that it has definitely enlighten a movement in our household. This is a wonderful program that families need to get behind of.

  9. says

    Our grocery stores are awesome and always gives us the chance to donate to end childhood hunger. I can’t wait until this is completely a thing of the past. Awesome cause!

  10. says

    Great enlightening post and it’s amazing that we don’t know more about this in our own country – I am grateful that ConAgra is doing this and helping our youth get involved – thank you for the links and this post -

  11. says

    It’s incredibly sad how many are struggling with food insecurity. Thankfully, foundations like this exist to help put an end to this ongoing epidemic.

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