6 Ways to Share a Meal and Help End Child Hunger
When I was young, I remember driving somewhere with my parents on the freeway. I saw a family with kids playing under the freeway overpass. They weren’t just hanging out – they lived there. I remember feeling so sad at the hunger the family must be facing, especially the kids. After that experience, I volunteered with my church to hand out food to the homeless on Skid Row and even collected donations from local businesses to give to the food bank. It was an awesome experience!
Now that I am a mother and stepmother, I have even stronger feelings about ending child hunger. I never want to see our children, nor any other child, go hungry if I can help it. When I learned that right here in America, we have 16 million children struggling hunger, I was inspired to do something to help. I had no idea there were so many kids struggling with hunger. That number is basically means that 1 in 5 children is unaware of where their next meal is going to come from. One of these children could be our neighbor or our child’s best friend. Thanks to Unilever Project Sunlight, I am helping to spread the word about how we can “Share A Meal to Help Turn the Tables on Child Hunger in America.”
What Is Unilever Project Sunlight?
Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative focused on encouraging people to create a brighter future for children – by taking small steps to live sustainably, use less and even share more. This Fall, the initiative will be focusing on child hunger and will be encouraging all consumers to get involved and uncover the reasons they share a meal.
How I Helped Share A Meal and End Child Hunger
I was inspired to help Share A Meal with Unilever Project Sunlight. For my project, I chose to put together a donation box to give to our local Food Bank here in Nipomo. There was a time when money was tight for myself and I had resources that made it possible so we never went without food. Now that we are blessed, I want to pay it forward. I also collected food donations from my family and friends for the cause. Do you want to help end child hunger? Here are 6 Ways to Share A Meal and Help End Child Hunger!
6 Ways to Share A Meal and Help End Child Hunger
1 – Share A Meal Potluck. Host neighboring families for a dinner and invite a family in need to join.
2 – Get Your Community Involved. Partner with a local community organization to host a community potluck in your area.
3 – Local Food Drives. Organize your very own food drive or utilize the Feeding America online Food Bank Locator tool to get in touch with a local food and volunteer at a food drive.
4 – Host a Virtual Food Drive. Plan a virtual food drive with measurable goals online using the Feeding America Personal Fundraiser tool and promote participation in your community.
5 – Volunteer at Your Local Food Bank. A great way to help end child hunger is by donating your time to your local food bank. It could involve organizing food at the food bank or even serving up meals at the local soup kitchen.
6 – Give a Gift Basket Filled with Food to a Family in Need. The holidays are coming and it’s the perfect time to deliver a basket of food and other goodies to a family in need. I like to include pasta, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, soups and brownie mixes in my gift baskets.
How would you “Share A Meal” to help end child hunger?
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