Buy Groceries, Be a Hunger Hero In Your Local Community

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions For Kids and The Motherhood, all opinions are my own.

At least two or three times a week my children disappear into the basement and emerge with pajama pants tied around their shoulders with the waistbands at their backs; this is their version of super hero capes! They run around the front room with their arms stretched out yelling “Super Cheerios!” I actually don’t know why “Cheerios” but that is the name they have chosen for their superhero team, and I think it is the cutest.

I love to see my kids being imaginative and playing superhero, but I think deep down inside we all want to be a hero in our own right. We see the news, we hear the stories online and we wonder how we can make a difference. No doubt, we are all busy with our families: running from daycare and school to soccer and gymnastics; barely a moment to eat dinner in between! So where do we start?

I say we start locally. Did you know that 16 million American children live in poverty? 16 MILLION! This is an unacceptable number. Those kinds of numbers mean that there are children in our very own neighborhoods that don’t have reliable access to nutritious meals. I promise you that there is a simple way for you to help.

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I recently heard about an organization called Champions For Kids, and they make it very simple to help children in local communities to thrive. They believe that all children should have: someone who cares; a place to belong; hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. Recently they have teamed up with Tyson Foods, and KRAFT Foods to help you “Be a Hunger Hero” simply by shopping at your local Sam’s Club. Say WHAT?? It’s so easy! Here’s what you gotta do: Purchase one (or all) of the following from Sam’s during the month of August: Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. (12 pack), or CAPRI SUN Juice Drink Variety Pack (40 pouches). For each product you purchase you will help feed a child in need (4 oz. of protein, 6fl. oz. of CAPRI SUN and/or 2.5 oz. KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinners).

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I think it is fantastic that just by grocery shopping for your family, and buying things they LOVE to eat, you can help feed children in your local community. Don’t have a Sam’s Club membership? Neither do I, but I know someone who does, and I will be joining them very soon for a shopping trip that I can feel good about!

Well that’s it moms and dads, this is your call to action! Grab your precious superheroes and go save the world!

Stay up to date with these social media options: Champions For Kids Facebook Page, Club Tyson Facebook Page, #hungerheroes on Twitter

 

Comments

  1. I think this is a great idea, wish there was something through Costco – I am definitely looking into it. My kids would love to see that what we are buying at the store is benefiting other kids around them – great teachable moment! I do have to say that I wish there was some healthier options, maybe bags of clementines, apples, dried fruit, yogurt, eggs etc that was being offered. I think this is a great start to offer support and to give to our community – 16 million is a lot, so every little bit will help!

  2. Beautiful compelling article about making a difference locally with families and children who really need help. I love to shop at SAMs. Will make it my next stop! Thanks for the great information.

  3. What a great promotion! I wish I had known about this sooner, I definitely would have went to SAMs this month. Unfortunately the closest one is 45 minutes away and I have to plan those trips in advance. Such an awesome campaign, though!
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  4. Sally Stewart says:

    Thanks for the reminder that there are so many children out there who need our help. No child should know what hunger is. I pledge to do what I can to help those in need.

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