We need your help to give kids a Childlike Summer

I partnered with The Motherhood and ConAgra Foods to help spread the word about a Hunger Free Summer, but all opinions are my own. Childlike SummerI know I’ve said it before, but I love summer. The past few weeks have been a blur of playdates, farmer’s markets, library visits, and playing at our local parks. But, even with all this fun we’re having, I never forget how lucky we are.

Lucky because even though money is always a little tight with only one steady income, we never worry about whether we will go hungry. We have a well-stocked fridge and pantry, a small neighborhood co-op of small urban gardens that can provide anything we couldn’t afford otherwise at the grocery store, and we are able to give what we can to those less fortunate.
Picking Blueberries
All kids deserve to have a Childlike Summer in which they don’t worry where the next meal will come from. If we all do our part and give what we can {whether it’s time, energy, money, food donations, or even simply watching this video below}, we really can make a difference for the children in our communities.

Simply view this video to find out more about child hunger this summer. Or, better yet, share the video so your friends can watch/share/like it as well. For each of these actions, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to two million meals*.

Wondering how you can help beyond watching and sharing the video? Here's just a few ideas:

  • Advocate: To find meal sites in your area, call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479).
  • Reach out: Contact your local food bank and see how you can best help.
  • Learn: To learn more about the issue of child hunger, visit childhungerendshere.com and click on the “taking action” tab.
  • Volunteer: During the summer, volunteers can help transport food, help an existing feeding site with lunch preparation and clean-up, or do activities with the children. Visit feedingamerica.org to find a nearby food bank in need of volunteers. 

The ConAgra Foods Foundation is Feeding America’s Leadership partner in the fight against child hunger. Through their partnership with Feeding America, ConAgra Foods and ConAgra Foods Foundation have provided more than 355 million pounds and invested more than $38 million in capacity building, child hunger programs and groundbreaking research. The program – now in its fifth year – has supported the delivery of 3.8 million meals to children struggling with hunger over the summer.

While it's no 3.8 million meals, we like to give back where we can, too. Here's a little bit of what we've been doing this week as we've been giving back to those in need in our community.

Be sure to visit feedingamerica.org and follow them on Pinterest to see more about how you can get involved.

Leanne Signature 2*For every view, like or share of this Kid President video recorded on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+ from May 22, 2014 through July 31, 2014, the ConAgra Foods Foundation will donate 11.1¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. Minimum donation of 10,000 meals ($11,111). Maximum donation of two million meals ($222,000). Valid in U.S. only.

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