Make a Pledge to Eliminate Child Hunger in America
No matter where you live in the United States, you’ll find families slipping through the cracks. I live in a community with both family farms and $2 million homes. It’s not unusual to see a Ferrari passing a tractor on my street. I’ve always been aware that there are some struggling families in my area, but once my daughter started school I saw more of that struggle first hand. Seeing what some of the kids deal with has made me take a better look around. These aren’t families living on the government dole, they’re the working poor that form part of this community made up of low wage earners and migrant workers. Whether they are building my favorite sandwich or picking fruit for the annual Peach Festival, these people are an important part of our daily lives. So what’s the next step? Fortunately, there are many ways to help out, whether you take the time to volunteer or make a simple donation.
No Kid Hungry offers a variety of easy ways for you to get involved and help the 16 million kids in our country who struggle with hunger. They work with school systems to make sure kids get off to good start with breakfast each morning, organize programs to help educate parents and caregivers on creating affordable and healthy meals at home, keep kids fed during summer months through local programs, and provide grants to to the most effective hunger-fighting organizations across the country to help them end child hunger in their communities.
The first step towards helping is as simple as visiting the No Kid Hungry Action Center to find a range of available programs in your area. Input your zip code and see what is available. You can volunteer to lead a Cooking Matters at the Store hands-on cooking demo/grocery store tour, host or participate in a bake sale or or other fundraising event, or eat at a participating Dine Out restaurant. If you don’t have time to volunteer, simply take the pledge to spread the word and/or make a cash donation.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article and think about others in your community.