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We are blessed. I say this time and time again to my kids, but it never sinks in. I know the truth is, that I don't even realize how blessed we are. Our family is middle class folk. We can pay our bills and have decent jobs, nothing extravagant but nothing shabby.
Every night we sit down for a meal as a family. Each week, we throw out old food. This is one of the many reasons we are blessed.
Did you know that 50 million Americans won't know where their next meal will come from at some point this year? That's one in six Americans.
Our family tries to help, but in reality – it's nothing like we should be doing. We should be doing more. We need to instill the values of gratitude and giving in our kids. We do give to our World Vision child, which helps feed her and her family. We give whenever a food drive is going on – but the reality is, that's not enough.
What can help? How can you make a difference?
In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Walmart will work with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief with their Fighting Hunger Together program. Through October12th, by simply purchasing select products (General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods) at Walmart stores and following instructions on the packaging, engaging in the “Give Meals” section of www.walmart.com/hunger, or using a mobile app to generate meal donations for Feeding America.
Sounds easy right? By us simply taking a Kraft food product and going to Walmart and finding the "Fighting Hunger Together" signs, or going to the "Give Meals section of walmart.com/hunger – we are turning one product into 7 meals and aiding in hunger relief. That's the power of cause marketing and I love it. (Psst… our family always has Kraft in our grocery basket – but any of the other brands help as well!)
Do you have a personal story about a time that you experience hunger? What about helping someone else who has experienced hunger? Leave a comment!