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).
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.
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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