1 in every 4 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  No child should have to endure this worry.  They are kids and they should be worrying about kid stuff and school stuff.

What about the parents of these children?  It’s hard enough being a parent worrying about what our children are doing when they aren’t in our line of sight, if they are struggling with peer pressure or if we are giving them enough attention.  To have to decide between buying groceries or paying an electric bill or buying medicine is a worry no one should have to endure, but it is happening every day and it could be happening right next door.

The statistics are hard to ignore.

Detroit Mommies has joined the fight against child hunger with Conagra Foods in a campaign called Child Hunger Ends Here.

Here’s what we are doing:

  • On April 6, 2010 I will be flying out to California to the Los Angeles food bank and to the set of Desperate Housewives to learn more and to kick off the campaign.
  • On April 11, 2010 we are hosting a popcorn stand at Recycle 411 in the Village of Rochester Hills from noon-3pm.  This is a huge event that is being put on by Whole Foods and the Village of Rochester Hills that will have arts and crafts for the children, a recycle center for items you cannot or don’t want put in your recycle containers like computers, eyeglasses, batteries, ect and there will be free gifts as well!
  • On April 28, 2010, Detroit Mommies will be hosting a fundraiser at Gus O’Connors in downtown Rochester from 7pm-10pm to raise more money for Feeding America.  A percentage of all sales that evening will be donated by Gus O’Connors to Feeding America.  There will be raffles, food, drinks and socializing.  Families are welcome as well.  You are all invited!  RSVP (here).

Prize

One lucky winner will receive a Conagra Foods gift basket full of goodies! The basket will include ConAgra Foods coupons, a branded reusable grocery bag, Season 4 of Desperate Housewives on DVD and other cool items!  Winner will be notified via email and will need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Entry Requirements

To enter for a chance to win the basket of goodies, leave a comment below telling me how you will rally to end child hunger.  The best entry will be chosen.  If you are hosting a neighborhood rally yourself, you can register (here) and get the supplies needed to help make your rally a success.

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each entry.  These entries count only if you have completed the above entry requirement):

1.  Tweet about this contest on Twitter.  Multiple tweets are allowed but you must leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet for each entry. 

Tweet: Win a basket full of goodies from  @detroitmommies http://wp.me/pGVE2-159#endchildhunger

The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Open to participants in the US  18 years and older.  Contest ends 4/12/10 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

Disclosure:  Detroit Mommies was chosen to participate in the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and given a stipend for participation. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.

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Timestamp: 2010-04-14 21:13:14 UTC

Charlene Canfield says:

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Charlene Canfield
10 years ago

Daily Tweet! http://twitter.com/cjcmommy
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LisaLisa
10 years ago

I would try and build a great support system from each and every Business, Social Networks etc. This system would allow everyone to donate funding help, food. The support from this system would be facilitated to all the children groups, children home centers who are in need of food assistance!

“End World Hunger”

We say ” A Mind Is A Terrible thing to Waste” well so is a “Hungry Child” A child is under developed without the nourishment of food let alone not able to have the full function of there brain.

We live in a rich country where everyone could just offer a dollar….combining all the funding would help us reach many children. Giving them not only good nourishment for the bodies but also offering them the ability to function with a well nourished brain. Every child belongs to us all and No Child Should Ever Go Hungry!

LisaLisa
10 years ago

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/15090322.rss Tweeted..here is my link!
@Caringmom

LisaLisa
10 years ago

Just tweeted this! I’m not that far from you and I plan on visiting your popcorn stand to see what I can do! This is a wonderful cause! Posting this on FB too!

Charlene Canfield
10 years ago

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/cjcmommy
.-= Charlene Canfield´s last blog ..Time To Show Your Style! =-.

Charlene Canfield
10 years ago

Well I am not in your area or I would show up too! I live in NC and work for Social Services. We have a food pantry here and I like to help when I can. We hold Angel Closet showers.. that is like a baby shower but the employees bring can goods, dipers and stuff like that. I am glad I found your site! Keep up your good work!
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Monique
10 years ago

My children & I will definitly be visiting your popcorn stand on April 11th to help in whatever way we can!
.-= Monique´s last blog ..Happy Easter From the Detroit Mommies! =-.

Andrea
Andrea
10 years ago

Our family is going to donate to the Rochester Neighborhood House Food Pantry. This food bank serves children in some unique ways, such as offering parents healthy and organic options. They also make sure that all children get a decorated birthday cake to celebrate their special day. I would urge anyone in the Rochester Area to make a donation to this truly worthy organization. The Food Pantry is located in the First Congregational Church on 1315 Pine St in Rochester, off Oak Street, between University and Tienken.

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
10 years ago

I plan to visit your popcorn stand at recycle 411 in Rochester Hills on April 11. Every little bit helps to end child hunger.