I’m partnering with ConAgra Foods and Kid President to share with you about #HungerFreeSummer. All opinions expressed are my own.
With Charlie entering first grade in the fall, his time away from me will grow. He will join other kids as they venture into our schools and spend their lunch hour with friends and hopefully finding something to sustain their hunger. Throughout the school year, over 22 million kids receive free or reduced priced meals. When the summertime comes, more than 80% of those kids are at risk for hunger because school meals are not available. More than 1 in 5 children to do not know where their next meal is coming from. These statistics are sad, but true.
What’s the Solution?
Anyone can help make this a hunger free summer! 23 food banks across 15 states will receive #HungerFreeSummer grants funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation. These grants range from $20,000 to $40,000 and provide healthy meals for kids throughout the summer months. For the second year in a row, ConAgra Foods has partnered with Kid President to help raise awareness of this major issue in the United States.
How Can You Help?
On June 10th, Kid President had a Tell-A-Thon where he kicked-off #HungerFreeSummer in partnership with ConAgra Foods. You can help by continuing to share awareness about hunger in the summer months by sharing your own video message or social media post with friends and family to help spread the word.
You can support the cause by finding ConAgra Foods’ products specially marked with a red pushpin with an eight-digit code. For each code entered at Child Hunger Ends Here, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America®. Do your part to help stop summer hunger. Because every child deserves a Hunger Free Summer.
You can follow ConAgra Foods + Feeding America for even more great information about how you can help: