I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are honest and my own.
With the new school year only weeks away, I have already caught myself falling into my usual woe is me about having to come up with ideas of what to pack in my kids' school lunches day after day. Why is it so difficult to come up with something other than the same old sandwich and yogurt?
This year, however, I have vowed to cut out much of my whining and complaining by looking at the big picture and being realistic. Is it really so hard for me to look through our fully stocked refrigerator and overflowing pantry and cupboards to decide what to feed my kids when there are 16 million American children living in poverty?
Many of these kids don't have reliable access to the nutritious meals that help them thrive and succeed both academically and socially and here I am moaning about having to separate fruits and veggies into separate containers?
Instead of turning our heads at heartbreaking statistics likes these, it is time that we all did our part to help out and give back, even in simple, small steps. And right now it is even easier than usual to give children in local communities the resources they need to thrive thanks to Champions for Kids and the ability to be a Hunger Hero.
A national organization dedicated to helping kids across the country, Champions for Kids knows that helping others does not have to come in large doses. In fact, instead of making helping others seem like an overwhelming prospect, this non-profit seeks to ignite generational change by fostering a 'habit of giving' among youth and parents in America.
The core values of Champions for Kids are simple, yet profound, and drive their efforts to "mobilize millions" to help children. All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children.
Right now it is even easier to turn your own family into superheroes and tap into the incredible power of giving through the Be a Hunger Hero campaign with Tyson Foods and KRAFT at Sam's Club.
Through the month of August, it is easy to "Be a Hunger Hero" for local children while doing your regular shopping at Sam's Club. Simply purchase any of these participating KRAFT and Tyson foods products to help feed a child in need – with the goal of donating 1 million servings of nourishment this year:
- Tyson Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets (5 lb. bag)
- KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese (7.25 oz, 12 count)
- CAPRI-SUN Juice Variety Pack (40 pouches)
As your own children are heading back to school, it's time to give all kids the ability to not worry about if or when they will next receive a healthy and nutritious meal!
Please join me on August 21st to learn more about Champions for Kids and how you too can become a real-life superhero and tap into the incredible power of giving!
What: More than 16 million American children live in poverty. For these kids, access to nutritious foods can be a big challenge. A nutritious, balanced diet that includes healthy meals helps equip kids to succeed both academically and socially. That's why The Motherhood is joining Champions for Kids, along with Tyson Foods, Kraft and Sam's Club, for this Twitter party to spread the word about hunger relief.
When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT
Where: Join the #HungerHeroes hashtag on Twitter.
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann and sponsor, @Champions4Kids
Prizes: Five $50 Sam's Club gift cards will be given to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly for a total of $250 in prizes!
RSVP: Find out more details and RSVP at the twtvite.
It is time that we all took the small step to become a Hunger Hero today! Remember that you'll not only be enhancing the life of a child in your community, but you'll be helping to instill the importance of giving in your own children as well.
Be sure to visit your local Sam's Club (use their club locator if you aren't sure of your nearest location) and join Champions for Kids by making your purchases from KRAFT and Tyson Foods. Each and every one of us can make a difference!