*This is a sponsored post with The Motherhood and Champions for Kids. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Hungry kids. There are far too many of them in our country. Too many children will go to bed hungry tonight because there’s no money for their parents to buy groceries. As an adult, I know what it feels like to be hungry. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a growing child and not have anything to eat. That sort of gnawing hunger should never be a part of any child’s life. Period. That’s why I help my daughter’s school with their annual donation to homeless families. It’s a great way to help hungry kids in need that would otherwise would be hungry. That’s also why I’m so excited to be a part of the solution and help hungry kids with the Snacks for Students program.
Snacks for Students Helps Hungry Kids in Your Area
Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald, and Kettle Chips have partnered together to make it easy for communities to help their in-need residents through in-store donations at participating Walmart stores nationwide. They know that hungry kids are vulnerable kids. Studies have shown that hungry children perform poorly in school which directly affects their ability to get into college. This directly affects their ability to get a job, and the circle just continues. Easing a child’s hunger is one way to help break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
What is Snacks for Students
Snacks for Students is part of SIMPLE Giving, a Champions for kids program that makes it simple for shoppers to buy and donate items for children in need. Customers at more than 3,600 Walmart stores can buy snacks and breakfast foods for hungry kids and drop them off at designated donation bins in their area. All donations go to hungry kids in the local community.
What is SIMPLE Giving
SIMPLE Giving got its start in Arkansas. In 2013, they partnered with 24 central Arkansas Walmart stores to help bring food and other resources to kids in need. That spread to 11 states in 2014, and today, it’s a nationwide initiative. Champions for Kids is one of the many initiatives started by SIMPLE Giving, and it has already served more that 5.4 million hungry kids nationwide through in-store donations campaigns, community service projects, and community events.
What you can do to Help Hungry Kids
Just go to your local Walmart and buy snack and breakfast items and deposit them in designated bins. These food items will be distributed to hungry kids in YOUR community through school districts or youth-based organizations. It’s 100% local and 100% wonderful. In addition, Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s Emerald, and Kettle Chips is providing 13 awards totaling $45,000 to school districts and participating youth organizations based on the total number of donated items collected at their local Walmart. That’s it. It’s just a matter of donating to make your community a better place and ease the suffering of hungry kids.
I really believe in Snacks for Students. When I look at my daughter and try to imagine a life for her where she goes to bed hungry, my heart just breaks into a million pieces. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to be hungry all the time, and I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a parent and watch your child feeling that hunger. If I can do something as simple as buying an armload of snacks and breakfast food to help hungry kids, I will. Please find it in your heart to do the same and help the hungry kids in your community.
Amy Desrosiers says
I think this is a great program! I know our city kids are so hungry and depend on school time to eat..as sad as it sounds!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
It makes me sad to think that some kids go hungry. This is a great campaign 🙂
This is such a wonderful program. It breaks my heart to think of children going hungry.
Barbara Montag says
I’m always so happy to see posts like this.
I volunteer at our food shelf and see the increasing need.
This is such an important program. There are far too many children going hungry today.
I am such a huge fan of Champions for Kids and the work they do to inspire simple giving. I am thrilled that they have partnered with Walmart for this campaign. Great job on your donation!
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide says
This is such a great initiative. I love knowing that I can buy very little and make such a significant difference!
Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids says
What a great program! It is hard to imagine that anyone could go hungry in the U.S. but many kids do! I love that we can help and I applaud Walmart for getting involved!!
What a wonderful program. I know so many kid’s at my sons school that depend on the food there.
Liz Mays says
I’m so glad there are opportunities to help hungry kids like this. I think it will make an enormous difference for a lot of kids’ lives.
Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
There is so much bad in this world that you see everyday on the news and in the papers but it’s programs like these that help to turn that around slowly but surely! A fantastic program indeed 🙂
Krista Blackburn says
I think it’s a great idea to get kids involved in this. It’s important to teach children the importance of giving back.
Cathy @ Our Mini Family says
Loved reading this! Any program to help those in need is great for students and adults alike to partake in
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
What a great program. There are so many hungry kids in our back yards.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I used to volunteer for the Breakfast for Learning program when my kids were in elementary school. I still donate snacks every month.
I love hearing about this program – anything we can do to make hunger go away!
Tiffany (A Mom's Take) says
I’ve seen that donation stations around where I live. I should donate some snacks. I love to help when I can.