When I was a little girl I never knew that my mother was struggling to put food on the table. I didn’t know how painful that must have been for her until I found myself in a similar circumstance several years ago. The idea of sending a child to school hungry is a nightmare for any parent. I’ve never known a more desperate feeling.
Thanks be to God our circumstances have improved over the years but there are millions of Americans still struggling.
Here in a land where we throw away literally HALF of all the prepared food available, one in five children struggle with hunger. Not only do these children face multiple health issues, but studies have shown that their education can be negatively affected.
This is not a problem that is happening in another time and place. This is the reality, right here in the Land of Opportunity.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation have launched Hunger Is, a joint charitable program designed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in the United States. The year-round campaign encourages individuals and communities to get involved in solving a widespread problem that too often goes unnoticed.
Funds raised through the initiative will go toward programs focused on eradicating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes. During the inaugural year, breakfast programs will be the focus, giving children a healthy start to their day and the best chance to excel.
Don’t stand by and let this continue without taking action!
Safeway stores are using April as a fundraising month for this initiative. If you shop at Safeway, please be aware of the opportunity being presented to help a child in your own neighborhood.
If there is no Safeway store near you, I ask that you take a moment to visit the Hunger Is website and see how you can help. None of us can solve this problem alone, but a few moments of your time may contribute to helping a child break the cycle of poverty.
***This is NOT a sponsored post. I learned of this opportunity to help children and wanted to share it.***
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!