The cat’s out of the bag…and I am so thrilled to let you all know today that I am officially a blogger correspondent for ConAgra Foods for their 2011 fall “Child Hunger Ends Here” campaign. I am so honored that they asked me to be a part of raising awareness about child hunger right here in the United States of America.
So often, we hear about programs which aim to help feed children of other nations, but people don’t seem to realize just how bad the child hunger problem is right here in our hometowns. Did you know that one in four children in this country doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from? ONE in FOUR.
There is a very good chance that one of your child’s classmates is included in that statistic. But you’d probably never know it. Child hunger really seems to be kept kind of quiet in our school systems…and ConAgra’s mission is to change that.
For their fall “Child Hunger Ends Here” campaign, ConAgra has partnered with Schools Fight Hunger, in an effort to get local schools all over the country involved in the campaign with a goal of donating 5 million meals to Feeding America during the school year.
As a blogger correspondent for ConAgra, I’ll be talking to you about the issue of child hunger and how you can get involved in your community over the next couple of months.
In the meantime, I’m busy packing this week to get ready for the ConAgra “Child Hunger Ends Here” kickoff event in Los Angeles this weekend. I’ll be flying out to LA on Friday, where I will be touring a local food bank with nine other incredible bloggers, in addition to attending the kickoff event on Saturday morning.
A certain Glee star will also be joining us…so stay tuned for a recap of my trip and more about the campaign sometime next week!
(And one more thing…think about those ONE in FOUR kids the next time your child wants cereal for dinner. Quit stressing over it and just give him or her the darn bowl of cereal and be happy that you CAN).
*Disclosure: I am being compensated for my role as a blogger correspondent for ConAgra, but all opinions expressed about the campaign are my own. My travel, lodging, and meal expenses are also being taken care of for the kickoff event in Los Angeles.