Did you know that 1 in 6 kids in America doesn’t get the food they need? Not because they’re being difficult or because they don’t like what they’re being served. But because their family legitimately cannot afford to provide for them. This equates to over 13 million kids in America struggling with hunger. Hard pill to swallow, isn’t it?
And to be honest with you, and this is going to make me sound really sheltered, I didn’t even think about this or know this was a problem. I’ve never lived in an area or known of anyone who was raised in a house where putting food on the table was the problem. And I am so thankful I was invited to an influencer luncheon last week to learn more about the cause.
We talked about ways to help get involved. Whether simply sharing the cause via social media or word of mouth. Maybe it’s holding a bake sale and donating the proceeds to the organization. Host an event in your area! Make it fun! Coming together for such an important cause and having fun while doing it? You can’t go wrong.
How do your donations help? For every dollar donation, a child receives TEN meals. TEN MEALS! Schools are able to serve free breakfast to ALL children so that those in need don’t feel singled out. 3 out of 4 teachers report their students come to school hungry. But because of programs like this, we can help change that.
Be sure to head to their website and learn more about the cause. Without even realizing it, you may be able to make a bigger impact than you think.
A huge thank you to the No Kid Hungry team. You’ve truly opened my eyes to this amazing cause and I cannot wait to get involved.