In one of Alice's princess story books, there is a story in which Cinderella and a young girl collect clothes, book and toys that they no longer use and donate them to the children in town that don't have enough for themselves. They also gave bags of food and together they make lunch for all the kids in town. It was very intriguing to Alice and every since she's wanted to help others.
We have expierenced not being able to put food on the table before. We are blessed with a wonderful family that helped see us through. Now, we are in a position to pay it forward and that is just what we are doing.
September is Hunger Action Month and in honor of that Walmart is working with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 MILLION meals to Feeding America and to give 2.5 million to aid in hunger relief. In 2010 they launched Fighting Hunger Together.
One in six families in America do not know where their next meal will come from. By purchasing from General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods and ConAgra Foods you can generate a meal donation three different ways. You can follow the directions on the packaging, engaging in the "Give Meals" section at Walmart.com/hunger, or by using a mobile app to generate meals. You can turn one product into 7 meals!
With the Golden Spark promotion you can win $50K for your community! Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark Promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.
Will you join Alice and I as we fight to bring hunger relief. We clicked the Help Secure Meals menu at Walmart.com/hunger and watched several videos. Watching the videos together and answering the survey questions after (yes, she even helped me with my answers!), we helped secure meals for Feeding America. It's an easy way to get involved and help at from home.
Next time we go shopping I will have Alice help me find specially marked products with the special Feeding America code. With every code we enter we will help secure 7 meals.
These are easy and simple ways to help fight hunger and a great way to help teach our children about giving to others. Having Alice get involved with me has really given her so much pride, and has taught her to be thankful for what she has and the generosity to give it to others. I hope you will join us.
I would love for you to leave a comment below and share any personal stories you have of helping a family who was experiencing hunger or has someone helped you? I would love to hear.