We often hear about children in other countries who are starving but what many don't know is that there are millions of children right here in the United States who are going hungry. As a matter of fact, 1 in 5 children don't have access to enough nutritious food which to me is just heartbreaking. That means that over 16 MILLION children in America are food insecure RIGHT NOW and sadly, the summer months make this problem even worse as children do not have access to the National School Lunch program. Donations to local food banks are also down during the summer making it even harder for families in need to get access to food. Even sadder, billions of pounds of produce goes to waste every year. It makes me sad when I think about the stuff that goes bad and we have to throw away in our own home when there are so many children out there who would love to have just a piece of it. Thinking about a child's rumbling tummy honestly brings tears to my eyes. Anytime I have the chance to help provide necessities to those in need who are going without, I will do it wholeheartedly because I cannot imagine looking at the face of my own children and having to tell them that they can't have things like fruit because we can't afford it. I was so touched when I learned about Nestle Juicy Juice and Feeding America's efforts with their Fruit for All Project. This new program will help get 35 million pieces of fresh fruit into the hands of hungry children all summer long and that to me is just amazing! Now through August 2012, every time you purchase Juicy Juice or complete an online challenge, a piece of fruit will be donated to a child in need. Everytime someone uploads a picture of themselves and/or their families helping with their local food banks, soup kitchens, etc. 3 additional pieces of fruit will be donated to families in need! I will proudly do what I can to help with the hunger problem right here in America! Make the choice that you will join the fight too and then be sure to grab the badge below to show your friends/family that you are doing something to help nourish the children in our country who are going without!!!
Watch the video below to learn more about this awesome initiative!
What an amazing project. I hope that you will all jump on board and help with this seriously needed cause. I am so blessed that the kind people from this project are donating 400 meals to a local food bank that serves the people in my community and now here is your chance to help your community as well! We are hosting a giveaway and the lucky winner will be able to have 400 meals donated to the closest Feeding America food bank in their community!!!
*This is not a paid post. All opinions are my own*