Did you know that in America there are over 16 million children struggling with hunger, that is the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago combined.
Hunger’s youngest victims are often the invisible and those least able to help themselves. Hunger has no boundary. Hunger impacts those in rural, urban, and suburban areas. Childhood hunger translates to 1 in 5 children that may not know where their next meal is. Childhood hunger means there are some children in your community go hungry every day. Did you know that 93% of the children that go hungry live in non-government subsidized housing.
Personally this cause is very important to me. I had personally experienced difficult times when my family lost their jobs, or even as an adult I have lost a job. Economic conditions and people’s lives change in a heartbeat. When children go hungry they cannot concentrate in school, they can’t focus, and their important years are challenged by difficult circumstances. No child should ever go hungry. When children go hungry, we rob our future generations from their potential.
Project Sunlight – Share a Meal
To help bring light to this Unilever Project Sunlight is seeking your help to rally people across the country to “Share A Meal to Help Turn the Tables on Child Hunger in America.” You can read more about their project by going to their Project Sunlight Website. There are many different suggestions on what you can do to help.
Project Sunlight can help you with ideas on how you can fight childhood hunger. You as an individual can do many things to help turn the tables on childhood hunger.
What can I do to help
Spread this message across social media. Share with others this important cause. You can Tweet, Instagram, share on Facebook, that you want to help turn the tables on childhood hunger with by using the hashtags #ShareAMeal and #brightfuture.
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You can also ….
Help a Family in Your Neighborhood – maybe you know of a single parent that is struggling, why not give gift card, or a sack of groceries anonymously.
Partner with Local Organizations – You may have local church organizations such as Society of St. Stephens, or another local charity.
Partner with your Local Food Bank – You can donate cash, groceries, or even your time and talents to your local food bank.
Host a Virtual Food Drive – Using Feeding America’s Personal Fundraiser online tool, you can reach out to friends, family and colleagues for contributions.
Give to Feeding America – For every $1 donated, the Feeding America network of 200 food banks can secure and distribute ten meals. The organization serves 12 million children, and with your help, those children can receive the food they need to thrive.
Together with #ShareAMeal we can make a #brightfuture for all children
Your actions can make a difference. You can help in a variety of different ways to make a difference in childhood hunger; we have provided many ideas of how you can help.